ProAves’ Parrot Bus is an environmental education and awareness tool that has travelled around Colombia since 2005 to develop recreational and educational activities with children, youth and adults, reaching hundreds of thousands of people in over 145 municipalities in 16 departments, nationwide. The Parrot Bus has travelled over 80,000 km of Colombia and visited more than 2392 schools in often the poorest communities, to give a message of conservation to a new generation of conservationist.
We are extremely grateful that this effective and efficient tool for conservation has been given huge international recognition of the Energy Globe World Awards.
The ceremonious presentation of ProAves was carried out at the international television gala for the ENERGY GLOBE World Awards, 13 April 2009 in the city of Prague, Czech Republic. At the request of the Czech EU presidency, the ENERGY GLOBE Gala will serve as the opening of the meeting of the European environmental ministers in Prague.
Among the guests at the honoring of the global best environmental projects were the EU Council President Mirek Topolánek, President of the Council of Environmental Ministers Martin Bursík, and naturally Europe’s top environmental policy makers. 769 projects participated from 111 nations.
We are grateful to the support of Fundación Loro Parque, Disney Conservation Wildlife Fund, American Bird Conservancy and Conservación Internacional-Colombia to sustain the Parrot Bus.
If you want to support Parrot Bus and its educational activities around Colombia please donate on line or write to fundacion @ proaves.org