Home
Tours by Destination
Testimonials
Our Wildlife Blog
Request our Catalog
Contact Us

Review

Guests Comments


Far South Expeditions Reviews on TripAdvisor

Follow

Far South Exp 

Far South Expeditions profile at Google+ Far South Expeditions profile at Twitter Far South Expeditions profile at Facebook Far South Expeditions profile at Pinterest

Visit

Our Photo Galleries

Visit the photo galleries of Far South Expeditions

Browse

Our Tour Catalogue

browse-our-online-catalog

Request a printed copy

Learn About

Our Natural World

Read

Our Periodic Articles

Use

Our Secure Payment System 

For your convenience, all our tours can be paid with credit card, using our secure payment system and with no extra charge.

Pay by credit card using our secure payment system powered by WebPay Plus

FarSouthExp at iGoTerra
FarSouthExp @ Fat Birder / WAND

2009.01.12 23:19:27
Juan Fernandez Fur Seal, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile (12.01.09)

Juan Fernandez Fur Seal, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile © Fantástico Sur ExpeditionsThis endemic pinniped species was literally at the edge of extinction. Since the late XVII until the beginning of the XIX centuries, several million individuals were hunted for its fur, and eventually in 1824, considered an extinct species. Fortunately, a small surviving colony was discovered in 1965 and to this date, its population has steadily increased in number, being now considered at low conservation risk.

© From the book Robinson Crusoe Island, Wildlife and Landscapes by Enrique Couve and Claudio F. Vidal (2007), Fantástico Sur Editorial, Chile. © Photo by Enrique Couve, Fantástico Sur Expeditions.

Lobo Fino de Juan Fernández (Arctocephalus philippii). Este pinnípedo endémico de Juan Fernández, estuvo al borde de pasar a integrar la cifra de especies marinas desaparecidas; desde finales del sigle XVII y hasta principios del sigle XIX, varios millones de individuos fueron capturados por su piel. Fue considerado extinto en 1824. Para nuestra fortuna, una pequeña colonia sobreviviente fue descubierta en 1965 y a la fecha su población se ha recuperado ostensiblemente, siendo hoy una especie fuera de peligro.

© Extracto del libro Isla Robinson Crusoe, Paisajes y Vida Silvestre de Enrique Couve y Claudio F. Vidal (2007), Fantástico Sur Editorial, Chile. © Foto de Enrique Couve, Fantástico Sur Expeditions.



Tags:


2012.10.21 04:59:43

 


Regions and Destinations Interests  
     
Patagonia Tours Birding Tours Adventure Cruising
Torres del Paine NP
Tierra del Fuego
Wildlife & Nature Journeys
Puma-tracking
Perito Moreno Glacier
Cape Horn
Photography Tours
Mammal Tours
Chalten / Mt. Fitz Roy

Day Tours
Whale Watching
Chile Tours Cultural Tours Wildflowers
Atacama Desert Altiplano Wine Tours
Lake District Central Chile
Easter Island Robinson Crusoe Island
Chiloé Island
Antarctica & Southern Ocean
Antarctic Peninsula Falklands / Malvinas
South Georgia Island
Peru Tours
Machu Picchu Amazon
banner_turistas01.jpg