The rewilding process looks to recuperate the unique properties of ecosystems through the active management of its environments and native species, by accelerating the natural process of restoration, and even by reversing the extinction of key species.
Natural areas are engines for local social and economic development as they offer the chance to diversify production sources. Through rewilding, a significant part of the community benefits by providing nature-based tourist services, conserving and managing wildlife, and developing new commercial ventures signed by a local brand.
The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) is the largest flying bird in the world, its wingspan can reach up to three meters across and it can weigh up to 15 kilos. It can travel hundreds of kilometers in one day; in order to cover such distances, it takes advantage of rising warm air currents. The adult plumage is black, with white feathers around the neck and on the back of its wings. The head is bare of feathers but males sport a fleshy crest. They feed on dead animals, therefore playing an essential role in preventing the spread of disease in the areas that they inhabit.