Birding and nature tourism for conservation.
In a pioneering initiative, ProAves and EcoTurs Colombia have teamed up to offer high quality and safe birding and nature tours with 100% of profit going to conservation in Colombia.
In the past decade, thanks to the support of many donors, in particular to American Bird Conservancy (ABC), ProAves has established a spectacular network of reserves protection over 60% of all threatened bird occurring in Colombia and 1,000 bird species, as well as numerous endangered amphibians, mammals and other species.
If you would like to visit our reserves visit www.ecoturs.org
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EcoTurs and ProAves were present in III Colombia Show
Thursday 20 October 2011.
With the main theme of “Birdwatching tourism: sustainable alternatives for conservation”, EcoTurs and ProAves were present at the III Colombia Show held by the Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism (ANATO) on 28th September in Bogota. This is the most important event for tourism operators in Colombia.
ProAves and EcoTurs representing Colombia at the 2011 British Birdfair
Thursday 1 September 2011.
For the 5th consecutive year ProAves & EcoTurs represented Colombia at the world’s largest international birdwatching event. The British Bird Fair has brought together birding and conservation organizations from five continents. We had our best ever year.
Apply now: advanced training course for bird guides
Tuesday 12 October 2010.
ProAves y EcoTurs invite participates to the 3rd Eco-guide Training Course, specializing in bird guiding. The course will be held in Minca, Santa Marta, from 24-28 November.
International EcoTourism Initiative to Save Birds
Wednesday 17 February 2010.
An international bird conservation partnership has launched an initiative to encourage birders and tourists to visit nature reserves protecting endangered birds in Latin America. The initiative includes four ProAves reserves across Colombia. Go birding and help bird conservation!! See: www.conservationbirding.org
Discover ProAves Bird Reserves in videos
Thursday 11 February 2010.
ProAves has published three promotional videos of its natural bird reserves El Dorado, El Paujil and Cerulean Warbler, highlighting on-going conservation work and attractions for ecotourism. You can see these and 22 other videos by ProAves on YouTube.
Record-breaking birding tour in Colombia
Saturday 26 December 2009.
The first ProAves/EcoTurs “Endemic Bonanza Tour” recorded no less than 42 Colombian endemic birds in just 17 days! That’s over half of all Colombian endemics on a phenomenal birding route across ProAves Bird Reserves. This is the most successful birding tour by number of endemics over such a short period within Colombia.
ProAves and EcoTurs on the Wall Street Journal
Friday 31 July 2009.
The Wall Street Journal published on June 25 2009 on its front page an article about the increase in bird watching tourism in Colombia, taking the stream because of four tours organized this year by the famous guide Steven Hilty with EcoTurs, and the conservation efforts of ProAves.
Eco-guide’s training, main focus on birds
Friday 31 July 2009.
Colombia requires each time more guides for bird watching tours, given the increase of this market activity in Colombia. With the aim to professionalize this activity in the country, EcoTurs and ProAves offered a specialized training from June 30th to July 2nd at the Reserve El Dorado.