Humboldt Archipelago in Chile has been deemed a Hope Spot!
International non-profit Mission Blue has officially declared the Humboldt Archipelago as a Hope Spot. This recognizes the area as one of the most ecologically diverse and biologically important regions along the Chilean Coast. This ecosystem supports important species such as the IUCN Vulnerable Humboldt Penguin and the IUCN Endangered Peruvian Diving-petrel.
Island Conservation and partners recently carried out restoration projects on Choros and Chañaral Islands to protect the native species and contribute to the long term recovery of the of the archipelago’s ecosystem. Success was confirmed for these two islands after invasive species were removed, allowing important seabirds to recover in a protected habitat. Check out spectacular footage of the Humboldt Archipelago in this video:
Source: Mission Blue
Featured photo: Chañaral coastal landscape. Credit: Island Conservation
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