Endangered Jabirú stork spotted at Campeche’s nature reserve

The Semabicc bird program team managed to capture images of eight Jabirú stork.

A flock of Jabirú storks, an endangered species, was captured by personnel from the Secretariat of the Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Change (Semabicc), while they were conducting a monitoring tour of the Balam Kú State Reserve, in the municipality of Calakmul, Campeche. 

The Semabicc bird program team managed to photograph eight Jabirú storks specimens, approximately one and a half meters tall, while they were feeding on reptiles and amphibians in a swampy area of ​​the Balam Kú State Reserve, located in the south of the state of Campeche and considered part of one of the most critical environmental lungs of the great Mayan Jungle. 

The images went viral on social networks when hundreds of users were surprised to see these specimens that stand out for their white plumage, the base of their reddish neck, and a large and slightly upturned bill. 

It is important to note that since 2010 the Jabirú stork is part of the list of endangered species, according to NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REGULATE THE ACTIVITY AND IMPACT OF THE HUMAN ACTVITY: HERRERA PÉREZ 

According to data provided by Ileana Herrera Pérez, head of the Semabicc in Campeche, the main causes of the population decline of the Jabirú stork in the state is the destruction of its natural habitat, causing the loss of nesting and feeding sites.

She pointed out that for this reason, it is crucial to regulate the activity and impact of human beings in natural spaces, specially protected areas, to ensure the care and protection of biodiversity. 

Finally, Herrera Perez stressed that this sighting is evidence of the presence of the Jabirú Stork in the state of Campeche.

Source: El Heraldo

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