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Ognorhynchus_icterotis-RoncesvallesProAves is a purely conservationist NGO, which for more than 10 years has been implementing and developing tools and conservation activities, in order to mitigate the impact caused by the man on the habitats of endangered species.

The ProAves conservation area works to contribute to maintaining the quality and availability of habitat for conservation of priority bird species through the establishment and management of nature reserves in civil society and to develop other forms of protection supported by a concept of self-sustainability and community integration, influencing local, regional and national environmental protection.

Its objectives are:

  • To establish, expand and manage comprehensively the protected areas of the Foundation, ensuring compliance of the function in perpetuity.
  • To implement, evaluate and strengthen programs and tools for conservation in nature reserves and areas of influence.
  • To promote and develop self-sustaining actions to ensure the perpetuity of the reserves.
  • To participate in and influence the formulation, management and implementation of conservation policies.

We have thus managed to retain under our Natural Bird Reserves 30,503 hectares of various kinds of ecosystems, and restore and reforest 1,200 hectares and establish 3,600 hectares under figures of Payments for Environmental Services.

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A new generation of Eco-Guides in Colombia
Thursday 2 August 2012.

The 3rd Eco-guide Training Course was undertaken by professional guides from 13-21 June in the Las Tangaras Bird Reserve with rural community citizens and Reserve Rangers. A new generation of highly trained guides in birding and nature guiding will provide outstanding services.


 

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Biodiversity of Antioquia presented in Jardín
Friday 27 July 2012.

At the Regional Meeting “Southwestern Antioquia: the Biodiversity Jardín” with around 200 participants took place in May in Jardín, where ProAves presented “Bird Reserves: a strategy for the conservation of biodiversity in southwestern Antioquia”.


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Conservation Success for three Endemic and Threatened Colombian Birds
Tuesday 3 July 2012.

The recent change in the threat category for three Colombian endemic bird species – now no longer in imminent danger of extinction – is in large part thanks to the conservation and research efforts of ProAves, particularly with its strategic network of 21 Bird Reserves across Colombia.


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Sloth rescue in Colombia’s threatened forest
Wednesday 14 December 2011.

Generous donations to rangers help protect the forest home of the Two-toed sloth and a multitude of other threatened species.


Colombia reaffirmed as #1 nation for birds
Wednesday 19 October 2011.

ProAves published the 15th issue of its journal Conservación Colombiana, which includes five articles related to new bird records for Colombia plus the annual review of the national list of birds. To date, we confirm a total of 1,889 bird species occurring in Colombia to reaffirm that Colombia is the #1 nation of birds on earth.


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Roncesvalles, pioneer town for the signing of Reciprocal Water Agreements
Thursday 29 September 2011.

In September, ProAves assisted two property owners in Roncesvalles, Tolima, to commit to preserving the majority of their land that is within the town’s watershed. As agreed, for at least ten years, the total of 3,200 acres will be saved and restored for natural habitat conservation.


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ProAves establishes Colombia’s first joint Municipality Environmental service agreement
Thursday 4 August 2011.

The Municipality Council of Roncesvalles approved ProAves Environmental Service Agreement to create the first joint program, funded by water users, to protect watersheds and endangered species.


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The wetlands of Bogotá – critical habitat for birds
Monday 1 August 2011.

At the invitation of the Association EcoVida, our collaborator Monica Parada gave a Talk: “The wetlands of Bogotá and Cundinamarca, an important habitat for waterfowl in Colombia”, in the Wetlands Course with the lakeside community of Santa Maria del Lago.


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ProAves at the IUCN Regional Forum
Thursday 21 July 2011.

ProAves Executive Director, Lina Daza, attended the first South American Forum of Members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Lima, Peru, from 13-15 June.


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Fifth protected areas management course
Wednesday 29 June 2011.

The 5th meeting of protected area managers from 15 protected areas from across Colombia was held from 3-11 June, 2011 in El Paujil Bird Reserve thanks to NMBCA. Training included monitoring biodiversity, camera trapping, management planning, mapping and constructing platforms.


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ProAves presents to the GEF Council in Washington DC
Wednesday 15 June 2011.

ProAves presented its progress on establishing some of Colombia’s first environmental service agreements in Tolima to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council between 23 to 26 May 2011 in Washington DC.


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ProAves helps protect Paramo del Sol in Antioquia
Tuesday 4 January 2011.

To socialize the actions and strategies undertaken at local level aimed at the protection and management of the Páramo del Sol, on 9th December ProAves held a workshop on “Management, Conservation and Protected Areas of the Páramo del Sol”. ProAves is working to protect this highly vulnerable AZE site.


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Life Distinction Award for Fundación ProAves
Monday 25 October 2010.

The Corporación Autónoma Regional CorAntioquia, celebrated its 15 years of work with a ceremony in which it acknowledged ProAves with a Life Distinction, the highest award given to organizations who have worked diligently and consistently for the preservation of natural resources in Antioquia.


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Pride Campaign in Roncesvalles, Tolima
Monday 2 August 2010.

Under an agreement established with the Conservation Organization RARE and through Pride Campaign, ProAves is promoting actions aimed at the conservation of ecosystems that offer environmental goods and services to generate environmental awareness in communities.

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