Created in 2003 to protect an important segment of the Magdalena Valley in central Colombia, El Paujíl Nature Reserve of ProAves provides essential protection to the Critically Endangered Blue-billed Curassow and many other rare species, including the Magdalena Spider Monkey, Magdalena Lowland Tapir, Spectacled Bear, and Jaguar. The ecosystems of the Magdalena Valley are incredibly diverse with astounding levels of endemism. Sadly, 98% of the region’s lowland rainforests already have been destroyed from cattle ranching and illicit coca plantations.
With support from Rainforest Trust, Fundación ProAves just completed the expansion of the reserve by 400 hectares, securing additional protection of this ecosystem for its vulnerable species.
Fortunately, the conservation efforts of ProAves and its forest guards at El Paujil Nature Reserve have permitted the recuperation of the population of the Blue-billed Curassow, which is considered one of the most endangered birds on the planet. As a result, today it is estimated that more than 1,000 mature individuals are thriving in the Magdalena Valley.
To raise awareness about the species, ProAves launched an educational outreach campaign in 2009 with local communities. Over 200 workshops were conducted, and the Blue-billed Curassow is now celebrated in an annual festival.
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Colombia’s bird checklist increases to 1,934 species, the greatest of any country, documented in volume 25 of Fundación ProAves’ scientific journal Conservación Colombiana. The journal also presents other articles, including new records for the country of Pileated Finch Coryphospingus
The annual Colombian checklist increased to 1,921 species, documented in the 23rd volume of Conservación Colombiana. The scientific journal also includes four other scientific papers ranging from a study on pelagic birds in the Caribbean, a checklist of Las Tángaras Bird Reserve and new
Fundación ProAves has publishes selected papers from the 19th volume of its scientific journal Conservación Colombiana. This edition includes no less than six scientific papers discussing records of new bird species for Colombia, plus its now annual paper on revisions to Checklist of the Birds of
ProAves, the University of Antioquia, the Loro Parque Foundation and the Mayor of Jardín, in the department of Antioquia, seek to conserve the water that feeds the town of Jardín, through the implementation of the ARAS strategy, Reciprocal Agreements for Water.
Our membership section is responsible for designing and supporting specific strategies to achieve the interaction with communities, which seeks, by conducting environmental education and communication activities, to link them to the membership that the foundation offers.
This important finding demonstrates that transformed ecosystem management through the implementation of conservation tools such as reforestation of native species, conservation easements and working hand in hand with communities allows the repopulation of historic areas by species with restricted
It is a pleasure for ProAves and all the organizations involved to supporting this initiative each year, and we were proud to once again fulfill our commitment to support the conservation of the Wax Palm (our national tree) and the Yellow-eared Parrot, both endangered species.
The project, for which Foundación ProAves achieved this important award, began in 2003. Since then ProAves launched an intensive search and monitoring campaign nationwide to identify key areas and habitats for the most threatened migratory birds.
The planning meeting consisted of the evaluation of the Strategic Plans 2012 and feedback from all the teams involved, a review of the most significant achievements of the previous year and the design of the new Strategic Plan, setting goals and priorities to develop during the next year.
These donations ensure the reliability and continuous updating of our equipment, both for those in the office and in the field.
One of the largest and least known of South American mammals, the Critically Endangered Colombian Tapir (Tapirus terrestris columbianus), has been almost completely exterminated by hunting and the loss of 97% of its habitat. For a decade it was considered almost extinct in the center of the
Every year during Holy Week (Easter), Colombians meet to celebrate Holy Week, a rite of spiritual reflection looking to renew their hearts. The use of Wax Palm branches has been customary for the congregation at the beginning of this celebration on Palm Sunday, the symbolic representation of
As part of the membership and environmental education strategy that ProAves implements and which seeks to develop activities that encourage communities living in the areas where our reserves are located to get to know and support the work done in each region, a visit to the inhabitants of
The Cerulean Warbler Conservation Corridor, established by ProAves in 2008, aims to protect the habitats of resident endemic and endangered species, which also provide wintering grounds for and allow the passage of migratory birds such as Cerulean Warblers (Dendroica cerulea) and Golden-winged
The Rusty-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca amazonina) is categorized as Vulnerable, primarily due to the small size of its population and the loss and fragmentation of its habitat caused by the expansion of the agricultural frontier in the Andean forest.
The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) is a network of 88 prominent conservation groups from 35 countries that is calling for support from the global community to protect “AZE sites”, which are locations identified by conservation scientists where Endangered or Critically
Alonso was one of the founders of ProAves and has provided invaluable and ceaseless support to the organization throughout its history; he is also an accomplished conservationist and ornithologist, having rediscovered the Yellow-eared Parrot in Colombia in 1999 and the Fuertes’s Parrot in
The conservation effort resulted in the acquisition of nine new properties that total about 672 acres. Those new properties now make up the western flank of the Pauxi Pauxi Reserve that was established in 2007 by the same partner groups and now totals about 4,470 acres. The purchased area is
ProAves together with the local authority conducted the eighth version of this beautiful environmental fete which consisted of a parade through the streets of the town, where more than 700 people with banners, masks, hats and costumes representing the Fuertes Parrot and the Migratory Birds. During
In 2011, with support from American Bird Conservancy, the process of expansion of the Reserve began. With the acquisition of an additional 540 acres the reserve now has more than 5300 acres of tropical rainforest. Conserving this habitat is very important. The Pauxi Conservation Corridor Project is
Published edition Conservación Colombiana No. 15. The PDF is available here. Fundación ProAves publishes, annually since 2007, the List of birds of Colombia by the same author since the first edition in 2001. The number of bird species recorded in Colombia has increased from 1,869 in 2007 to
The study includes a detailed description of the area, its location, geomorphologic aspects, climate, soils, ecosystems and population. It also explains the methodology used and the results obtained over seven years of constant monitoring conducted on the island. There is a detailed description
The Magdalena Spider Monkey (Ateles hybridus) is a Neotropical primate species almost endemic to Colombia and listed as one of the 25 most endangered primate species in the world, and unfortunately falls into the category of critically endangered according to the International Union for
During the celebration of the Ninth Migratory Bird Festival, ProAves carried out events in the municipalities of San Vicente de Chucurí (Santander); Jardín (Antioquia); Génova (Quindío), Roncesvalles (Tolima) and Bogotá. In these the community had the opportunity to participate in
Fundación ProAves has publishes selected papers from the 17th volume of its scientific journal Conservación Colombiana. This edition includes no less than eight scientific papers discussing records of new bird species for Colombia, plus its now annual paper on revisions to Checklist of the Birds
The Festival will be held in 4 regions of the country: Roncesvalles (Tolima); Jardín (Antioquia), Génova (Quindío) and San Vicente de Chucurí (Santander); a variety of activities have been scheduled within which we will have observational outings, workshops, lectures, neighborhood outlets,
The meeting was attended by the entire team of Environmental Education and ProAves Membership including: Yulied Bautista, Fernanda Martínez, Ana Velásquez, Juliana Toro, Leidy Pérez, Leidy Alarcón y Alejandro Grajales, also with the participation of our executive director Lina Daza Rojas; the
The World Conservation Congress is the largest and most diverse conservation event in the world. It is held every four years and aims to improve the way we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development. Government leaders, public sector organizations, NGOs, corporates,
In 2006, after working seven years for the conservation of the Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis), the ProAves Bird Reserve Loro Orejiamarillo was established and then supported by the Loro Parque Foundacion. Over these 13 years we have achieved remarkable results, most notably leading to
Vote for the Golden poison frog by ProAves here AZE has posted a list of 20 candidate sites from which voters can select their choice of seven. The 20 shortlisted sites were chosen from among 587 sites around the world identified by scientists working with AZE; sites that are the last refuges
The Colombian charity Fundación ProAves owns and manages the 2,600 acre El Dorado Bird Reserve with excellent ecotourism facilities perched on the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains – the highest coastal mountain on earth. This reserve is fast becoming the top birding site the entire
ProAves has used this technique for many purposes, from identifying individual species to assessing population size and various aspects of their ecology and behavior, the use of trap cameras is one of the most important and versatile methods for biological research for conservation purposes; they
“If you want to have a future, forests and water you must protect” – that accompanies the campaign slogan in Jardín, Antioquia. The objective of the campaign is to encourage high mountain farmers to conserve their sources and other natural resources, especially the basins
For the past three years the restoration and reforestation in Ranita Dorada Amphibian Reserve has been developed with the aim of promoting connectivity, recovery of open areas and to provide plants used for foraging wildlife, especially birds. Located in the department of Tolima, the Amphibian
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We celebrate the first nest attempt of the Rusty-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca amazonina) in a nest-box provided by ProAves in the Colibri del Sol Reserve. The nest box was occupied by a pair of Rusty-faced Parrot who laid a single egg on April 11, and then raised the single chick until 13 July
Article principal: Climate change is expected to cause shifts in species distributions worldwide, threatening their viability due to range reductions and altering their representation in protected areas. Biodiversity hotspots might be particularly vulnerable to climate change because they hold
This activity was performed as a closure to the summit, thanks to the invitation by the Mayor of Carmen de Atrato after the official launch of the Las Tángaras Reserve in the Republican Congress and the Council of Bogotá, this important event became the best opportunity to show the natural riches
The meeting was also attended by Executive Director Lina Daza Rojas, Director of Conservation and Protected Areas, Luis Felipe Barrera, the regional vice-principals of the different protected areas as well as representatives from the administrative area. This time the Rangers were trained in