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21 new properties of our reserves linked to SINAP

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Helmeted Curassow Bird Reserve in the municipality of San Vicente de Chucurí

During the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, the ProAves of Colombia Foundation has made significant progress in their Conservation programs by linking 21 properties with a total of 1,382 hectares approximately owned and 02 plots of 165 hectares, belonging to third parties (neighbors) outside the Foundation and committed to the Conservation of Forests in the country to National Parks of Colombia, through the National System of Protected Areas (SINAP).

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Andinobates dorisswansonae in the Ranita Dorada Amphibian Reserve, Falan – Tolima. Listed as Vulnerable

In this regard, it should be made clear that these steps are important to ProAves because the continuity of natural ecological and evolutionary processes is ensured maintaining biological diversity on the properties registered as Civil Society Natural Reserves, figure in Colombia that has the purpose of contributing to knowledge, consolidation and positioning of private conservation initiatives through processes of sustainable use and management of biodiversity in perpetuity (forever); and thus, the properties linked acquire the following: “Area in which primitive conditions of flora and fauna exist, for the conservation, research and study of their natural resources.”

The specific objectives sought with linking properties of ProAves to SINAP are:

  •  Preserve and restore the natural condition of the spaces representing the country’s ecosystems.
  • Preserve populations and habitats necessary for the survival of the species or group of species.
  •  Preserve the productive capacity of natural ecosystems.
  • Maintain natural hedges and restore processes of restoration.

As a result of the work of recent years, they were able to link a total of 21 new properties between 2014 and 2016, for a total of approximately 1,382 hectares. In this order, the properties and number of hectares linked in the past two years are: 16 belonging to the department of Santander, 14 of the Helmeted Curassow Bird Reserve in the municipality of San Vicente de Chucurí and recently on the property Buena Vista more than 8,600 m2 were added to the area that was already linked, according to a new resolution issued by National Parks.  In the last october, a new property for 47 hectares at Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve was registered as Civil Society Natural Reserves on the property “Reinita Cerúlea”. In the Niceforo’s Wren Bird Reserve in the municipality of Zapatoca, 1 related property.

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Niceforo’s Wren Bird Reserve in the municipality of Zapatoca

2 in the department of Tolima, in the Natural Amphibian Reserve Ranita Dorada in Falan; 1 in the department of Meta, Orange – Breasted Falcon Bird Reserve in the city of Villavicencio; 1 in the municipality of Jardín (Antioquia), in the Yellow eared Parrot Bird Reserve; and finally, 1 in El Dorado Bird Reserve, municipality of Santa Marta in the department of Magdalena.

ProAves has also done significant work during this time with neighboring communities to our reserves and who want to link their land to be allocated to National Parks and destine them to conservation. In this sense, ProAves supports them with no particular interest other than conserving forests areas, advising and accompanying them in the proceedings before National Parks; An example of this is the support for linking two properties outside our Foundation with a total of 165 hectares, belonging to neighbors of the Dusky Starfrontlet Bird Reserve, located in a rural area of ​​the municipality of Urrao (Antioquia) .

Finally, we thank the ProAves team supporting this work to link the SINAP protected areas (our own and others) and who manage to comply with our conservation goals, adequate coordination in the management plans (which our conservation plans match and go hand in hand with plans for National Parks), recognition and positioning within the guild of conservation and greater credibility with the public.

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“Women Empowered by Conservation”: New approach to Gender Program

November 29, 2016 • Destacados, Uncategorized • Views: 748

In the last months, ProAves has developed a new initiative to gender approach in two municipalities in the Departments of Antioquia and Meta; to train women in economic empowerment, under the strategy: Women Empowered By Conservation (MEC). As part of the work lines of  Education and Conservation

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552 hectares of Humid Mountainous Forest have been signed over for conservation

November 28, 2016 • Destacados, Uncategorized • Views: 812

Thanks to the efforts of ProAves, Thirteen (13) Reciprocal Agreements forWater (ARAs) have been signed this year, as a strategy of Payments for Environmental Services and Socioambiental Marketing showing the commitment of the community of Jardín towards the care of their water sources; making that

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Discovery of a new species of butterfly for science

November 3, 2016 • Destacados, Uncategorized • Views: 719

ProAves publishes volume Number 24 of the scientific journal Colombian Conservation  October 27, 2016; a special edition dedicated to peace and the conservation of biodiversity in Colombia. It should be noted again that the list of birds of Colombia increased to 1,937 species. For this edition the

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A new butterfly species for science

October 28, 2016 • Destacados, Uncategorized • Views: 873

Fundación ProAves has published  selected papers from the 24th volume of its scientific journal “Conservación Colombiana”.  The annual Colombian checklist increased to 1,937 species. This edition includes a scientific paper about a new butterfly species for science is described

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Impressive records from camera traps in the Andean Parrots Conservation Corridor in the Central Cordillera

June 3, 2015 • Destacados, últimas noticias, Uncategorized • Views: 1725

Pumas, spectacled bears, pavas, tapirs, deers and antpittas have been captured by the camera traps installed in the ProAves  Andean Parrots Birds Reserve and El Mirador property of the town of Genova. Their presence shows the biological value of protected areas and encourages us to take action to

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Important Property for Endangered Colombian Bird Protected

May 26, 2015 • Destacados, últimas noticias, Uncategorized • Views: 1612

“Conservation Jewel” is World’s Second-Most Important Site for Threatened Birds and Amphibians Important habitat for a rare bird, Colombia’s endangered Santa Marta Parakeet, will now be protected following the purchase of a property by ProAves, a leading Colombian conservation organization

Birds of Colombia

May 15, 2015 • Uncategorized • Views: 2329

After several printed editions of the List of the Birds of Colombia in Conservación Colombiana Journal; we are publishing the List of the Birds of Colombia online and update it every year simultaneously with the publication of the update in print. We are interested in your comments and

Chamicero del Perijá Reserve

April 28, 2015 • Tourism, Uncategorized • Views: 1932

The Chamicero del Perijá Bird Reserve was created on January 28, 2014, in order to preserve one of the most fragile and important sites of Colombia, the Serranía del Perijá, habitat for a large number of animal species and unique plants. Location and Area: The Reserve is located in the

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Spectacular Lost Hummingbird Rediscovered after 69 years amid Rampant Fires across the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia

March 17, 2015 • Destacados, Uncategorized • Views: 32452

An intense and prolonged dry season in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta combined with fires set by Kogi indigenous people for agricultural purposes has devastated its fragile high-elevation habitat (páramo), home to a suite of endemic plants and animals. Two conservationists Carlos Julio Rojas and

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Rediscovery of the Blue-bearded Helmetcrest

March 17, 2015 • Uncategorized • Views: 2635

  Fundación ProAves has published selected papers from the 22th volume of its scientific journal Conservación Colombiana. This edition includes a scientific paper about the Blue-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon cyanolaemus) rediscovered during surveys of forest fires in the Sierra Nevada de

Sustainability of Reserves

February 10, 2015 • Uncategorized • Views: 10669

Bird watching excursions and nature conservation  In a pioneering initiative in Colombia, ProAves provide bird watching excursions and nature observation of high quality and safety, 100% of the contributions are destined to support our Reserves. With the support of many donors, ProAves has

Birds of Colombia 2014

December 3, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 1108

Fundación ProAves has publishes selected papers from the 21th volume of its scientific journal Conservación Colombiana. This edition includes no less than nine scientific papers discussing records of new bird species for Colombia, plus its now annual paper on revisions to Checklist of the Birds

The State of the Birds of Colombia

December 2, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 1257

  Thanks to hundreds of researchers a new publication highlights the serious problems facing birds in Colombia – establishing a barometer for the state of the environment in this, the richest country for birds on earth. For the first time, “The State of the Birds of Colombia” evaluates

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A National Alert: a new report highlights the dire situation for birds in Colombia.

November 28, 2014 • Destacados, últimas noticias, Uncategorized • Views: 2488

Thanks to hundreds of researchers a new publication highlights the serious problems facing birds in Colombia – establishing a barometer for the state of the environment in this, the richest country for birds on earth. For the first time, “The State of the Birds of Colombia”

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Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia – 2nd Edition

September 5, 2014 • Destacados, Field Guides, últimas noticias, Uncategorized • Views: 11623

  Description: 4500 color illustrations, over 3500 new illustrations; almost 2000 color range maps; new mammal identification section with 60 common species. In 2013 Colombia became the first country to record a landmark 1900 species of birds, almost 20% of the world’s total. The figure

Chamicero del Perijá Bird Reserve

August 19, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 3848

Establishment: The Chamicero del Perijá Bird Reserve was created on January 28, 2014, in order to preserve one of the most fragile and important sites of Colombia, the Serranía del Perijá, habitat for a large number of animal species and unique plants. Location and Area: The Reserve is located

The Gorgeted Puffleg Hummingbird Bird Reserve

February 19, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 2550

Establishment: The Gorgeted Puffleg Hummingbird Bird  Reserve  was established in 2011 in order to conserve the habitat of the Gorgeted Puffleg Hummingbird (Eriocnemis isabellae) endemic and listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN. Location and

The Jaguar Natural Reserve

February 18, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 3656

Establishment The Jaguar Natural Reserve was established on February 5th 2013 in order to conserve the habitat of the Jaguar (Panthera onca), the Pink Amazon Dolphin or Boto (Inia geoffrensis), the Tapir (Tapirus terrestris), the Brown Woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) The Horned Screamer

Gorrión Andivia Bird Reserve

February 18, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 2751

Establishment: The Gorrión Andivia Bird Reserve, was created in 2012 with the aim of preserving the habitat of the Tanager Finch (Oreothraupis arremonops) and Munchique Wood Wren (Henicorhina negreti), considered to be in a vulnerable state (VU) and critically endangered (CR). This reserve has

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Conservación Colombiana

December 1, 2013 • Uncategorized • Views: 6425

Conservación Colombiana is a scientific journal launched in 2006 and published by Fundación ProAves. The main topic of the journal is the ecology and status of threatened bird species in Colombia. Fundación ProAves has supported numerous conservation initiatives in the past and is encouraging

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Jardín conserves its water resources and endangered species.

October 21, 2013 • News, Uncategorized • Views: 1418

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.

Conservation, tradition, culture and environmental awareness Threatened Parrots and Migratory Birds Festival.

October 17, 2011 • Uncategorized • Views: 1127

For 2013, we celebrate the Ninth Fuertes’s Parrot Festival, the Eighth Yellow-eared Parrot Festival, the very first Festival of the Santa Marta Parakeet and the Tenth Migratory Birds Festival in the cities of Genova, Quindio; Roncesvalles, Tolima; Jardín, Antioquia; Minca, Magdalena and San

The rare and enigmatic Olinguito is protected by ProAves Reserves

October 17, 2011 • Uncategorized • Views: 1240

This charismatic mammal is the first carnivore species to be discovered in America for the last 35 years and is protected on two ProAves Reserves.   The newly described mammal species known as the Olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) is protected for perpetuity on two ProAves Reserves, one of

Women for Conservation receives Wildlife Friendly Certification

October 11, 2011 • Uncategorized • Views: 1032

Women for Conservation was established to offer income and a better way of life for women living in the areas surrounding the bird reserves established by ProAves in Colombia.  Prior to the beginning of the project, the local people’s main means of survival was to exploit the natural resources

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Protected Areas Team

February 7, 2011 • Uncategorized • Views: 1780

Luis Felipe Barrera Director of Conservation and Protected Areas. Linked to the ProAves since 2004 as a research associate at the Natural Birds Reserve Curassow and as part of the research team of the Monitoring of biodiversity indicators project. His main interests are research and conservation of

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Environmental Education

October 15, 2010 • Carrousel, Uncategorized • Views: 7182

Through the development of diverse tools, products and programs, Fundación ProAves works to generate strategies of environmental education with the intention of increase knowledge, sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in our country, with a special emphasis into birds. ProAves

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Investigación

October 8, 2010 • Carrousel, Uncategorized • Views: 3378

Research is at the core of every one of our preservation actions. The belief that biodiversity can not be preserved by ad hoc actions is becoming an increasing tendency in the conservationist community. They think that the threat is too overwhelming to be addressed by the limited resources