Peru will organize bird watching rally in 2013

The second edition of Birding Rally Challenge-competitive birding team, would take place in our country in the first half of 2013 and would have a wider path than this 2012, announced Deputy Minister of Tourism, Claudia Cornejo.

This new rally, said Cornejo, would stage the coastal regions and the country's northern jungle.

"The route would cover the regions of San Martin, Amazonas and Lambayeque, the north has a potential which can be spotted more species," was quoted by Andina.

With this new edition of Birding Rally Challenge will seek to grow by 17% in the birding tourism. The first rally was won by the U.S. team's "Tigrisomas" which identified 493 species in six days of competition.

This past September, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, José Luis Silva, said that by 2013 it is expected the arrival of 20,000 bird watchers, generating more than $ 50 million in foreign exchange.

According to the profile developed by PromPeru, tourists who practice 'birdwatching' or bird watching are between 35 and 75 years, have annual revenues in excess of $ 60,000, remain between 11 and 15 days in a destination and a major concern samples for environmental conservation.


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