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 its own researchers and others to convert informal reports and other publications into a more formal setting and make such materials available to a wider audience. Articles are published in Spanish and English.
Although a majority of the articles in the editions to date are by researchers who have been supported by, or who work with, ProAves, the editors welcome articles from researchers at other institutions and organizations.
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- No. 2: Loros Amenazados, Parte 2. Dec 2006.
- No. 5: Listado de Aves de Colombia 2008. May 2008.
- No. 9: Modelamiento de indicadores para evaluar el cambio en la biodiversidad en el proyecto MDL forestal para la cuenca del río Chinchiná. June 2009.
- No. 13: Conservación Colombiana 13. 18 May de 2010.
- No. 15: Birds of Colombia 2011. October 2011.
- No 17: Birds of Colombia 2012. October 2012
- N° 19 Birds of Colombia 2013. October 2013
- N° 20 The State of the Birds of Colombia May 2014
- N°21 Birds of Colombia. October 2014
- N° 22 Rediscovery of the Blue-bearded Helmetcrest. March 2015
- N° 23 Birds of Colombia 2015. October 2015
The editions of Conservación Colombiana published to date are available from Fundación ProAves, Cra. 20 # 36 – 61, Barrio La Soledad, Bogotá – Colombia or phone 2545134 – 3403229 or email email@example.com. The journal is sold at cost ($30.000 pesos / U.S.$10 per issue plus any postage costs).
Editions are available online and for purchase from ProAves at the address and email above. We would like to encourage people to subscribe to the journal (and encourage their libraries to do so), given its very low cost and the good work of ProAves.
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Conservationists Join Forces to Save Cerulean Warbler
Wednesday 18 August 2010.
ProAves, the Grupo Cerúleo and American Bird Conservancy have joined forces to develop and published the “Conservation Plan for the Cerulean Warbler on its Non-breeding Range” in a bid to save one of the world’s most threatened migratory birds. Download the Plan in the journal Conservación Colombiana.
Grallaria fenwickorum: New species for Science
Friday 21 May 2010.
The publication has several articles, among them the details of the discovery of a new species for Colombia (Grallaria fenwickorum) and the update of the list of Colombian birds, now it is known that in Colombia there are 1879 species.
Conservación Colombiana #13 published
Tuesday 18 May 2010.
Today, 18 May 2010, the 13th volume of Conservación Colombiana is published and printed editions are available for sale at the ProAves offices in Bogota.
Colombian Migratory Bird Conservation Plan published
Tuesday 23 February 2010.
The Colombian Migratory Bird Conservation Plan has been published in the journal Conservación Colombiana. The 160 page Plan presents a comprehensive assessment as to the state of terrestrial Neotropical migratory birds in Colombia and establishes clear priorities for their conservation.
The plight of Polylepis forests in Colombia exposed
Monday 19 October 2009.
The 10th issue of ProAves Conservación Colombiana journal is dedicated to understanding the ecology and conservation of the little-known Polylepis forests. These unique high Andean forests support many endemic flora and fauna species, which are all at great risk. Less than 3% of these forests survive today.
Published journal Colombian Conservation No.9
Friday 31 July 2009.
ProAves publishes online the 9th edition of Colombian Conservation , with a synthesis of the results of the study Indicators and Models to evaluate biodiversity changes in the CDM forestry project in the Chinchiná river basin, carried out in the community of Caldas, Colombia and developed by ProAves.
Birds of Colombia: more species but more endangered!
Wednesday 20 May 2009.
The “Checklist to the birds of Colombia 2009” has been published which documents an increase in the number of bird species in Colombia from 1,870 species in 2008 to 1,871 species in 2009. Colombia officially remains the most diverse country for birds on the planet, but sadly, an additional four bird species are considered threatened with extinction in Colombia in 2009.
Conservation Plan for Fuertes’s Parrot
Monday 16 February 2009.
Seven years of research and conservation by ProAves and Fundacion Loro Parque have been compiled to produce a management and conservation plan for the Critically Endangered Fuertes’s Parrot, now published in Conservation Colombiana.
The checklist to the birds of Colombia 2008” just published by ProAveson line in Conservación Colombiana reveals that Colombia has officially recorded 1,870 species – almost one fifth of all birds known on earth. Sadly, the number of threatened birds has increased.