Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia

by Rewilding Chile
Play Video
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Releasing Rehabilitated Condors in Patagonia
Rewilding Chile team spotting Liquine
Rewilding Chile team spotting Liquine

Liquiñe is now part of the condor ecosystem in Patagonia!

We are excited because the Rewilding Chile's Wildlife team, on a monitoring routine, spotted a group of Andean condors at the confluence of the Baker and Nef rivers, and one of them was Liquiñe!

We can track Liquiñe's movements thanks to the satellite transmitters she carries with her. After being released eight months ago in Patagonia National Park, it is excellent news to see her living with other members of the same species and adapting to the natural environment.

This Rewilding action fills us with hope to continue working harder than ever to protect this emblematic bird, guardian of the ecosystem. THANK YOU for joining us in making the world a more beautiful place!

Liquine (on the right) with a group of condors
Liquine (on the right) with a group of condors
Liquine (right) and a group of juveniles
Liquine (right) and a group of juveniles
Monitoring Liquine next to the Baker river
Monitoring Liquine next to the Baker river
Liquine flying free!!
Liquine flying free!!
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Condor Movement
Condor Movement

Our park ranger Rody Alvarez has been monitoring the movement of the two condors, Pumalín and Liquiñe, four months after their release, reporting that they have been increasing their range of movement and have integrated well with the rest of the condors. 

 

After these promising results, the work during the rest of the year will be mainly monitoring to continue gathering information on this critical species for the ecosystems until the next release next year. 

 

That said, WE THANK ALL THOSE WHO HAVE MADE THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE, and we bid farewell until next year when we hope to rerelease condors to fly free in the skies of Patagonia. 

Condor monitoring
Condor monitoring
Condor Monitoring - close up
Condor Monitoring - close up
Can you find the condor?
Can you find the condor?
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Educational Activities
Educational Activities

After an extended rehabilitation period and two months of acclimatization in Patagonia National Park, Pumalin and Liquiñe were finally released! About 100 people participated in this important milestone, mainly residents of Cochrane, gateway community of the National Park, who witnessed the exact moment when the condors left the acclimatization cage to stretch their wings and finally fly into freedom. 

Thanks to the satellite transmitters installed on their wings, we will be able to follow their movements to gather information about their behavior patterns, movements and the way they interact with others. The release was accompanied by environmental education activities with schools in the communities surrounding the park. 

 

While Liquiñe took off immediately, Pumalín took a little longer to soar, but managed to do so anyway. This is absolutely normal in this type of procedure. Can you imagine what it must have felt like to stretch their wings and fly for the first time in the wild?

 

Giving the condors a second chance is also a second chance for us as humans to rethink our way of living, how we relate to all the communities of life on this planet.

 

 

 

This project was possible thanks to the collaboration with Fundación Meri, Proyecto Manku and the National Park Agency, among others. 

Size the condor!
Size the condor!
Pumalin and Liquine
Pumalin and Liquine
People attending the release
People attending the release
Condor flying free in the Patagonian skies
Condor flying free in the Patagonian skies

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Rewilding Chile

Location: Puerto Varas, Los Lagos - Chile
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Rewilding Chile
Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Chile
$687 raised of $20,000 goal
 
19 donations
$19,313 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Rewilding Chile has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.