Fundación ProAves hatched in 1998 out of the initiative of a group of dedicated Colombian conservationist interested in saving the Yellow-eared Parrot. ProAves’s mission is to protect birds and their habitats in Colombia through research, conservation actions and community outreach.
ProAves is a registered non-profit organization with free membership, open to all who share our vision to prevent the extinction of threatened species and protect key sites, with the help of citizens who are proud of their natural resources and who will promote development in harmony with nature.
The passion and commitment of the ProAves family thrives on our partnerships and collaboration with different individuals, groups and organizations, at local, regional and national levels, working together for conservation. Colombians have a great passion for nature and we are always encouraged to find communities eager and willing to cooperate.
ProAves is a UK registered charity that supports the work of Fundación ProAves in Colombia.
International Environment Fair news
Friday 27 July 2012.
The 2012 International Environment Fair held in Bogotá in June received more than 19,000 people. ProAves had a stand at the event where our mission and actions were shown to the public and many other participating entities. Over 200 new members for ProAves signed up at the event.
Annual Planning Meeting – 2012 ProAves
Thursday 26 January 2012.
From the 11th to the 17th of January the annual planning meeting took place with aims of assessing the activities carried out during the previous year and to strategically plan actions to be undertaken in 2012.
2011 was an Exceptional Year for ProAves!
Thursday 25 January 2012.
These are just a few of the achievements obtained thanks to the hard work of 65 members of the ProAves team and with the selfless support of over 10 organizations committed to the conservation of the incredible, yet threatened biodiversity of Colombia.
New Colombian stamps promote Endangered birds
Thursday 8 April 2010.
A colorful set of nine new stamps entitled “Endangered Colombian Birds” has been issued, which includes eight species which are protected in ProAves reserves across Colombia, such of the Yellow-eared and Fuertes’ Parrot.
Invitation to “NATURE”: paintings of nature for conservation
Wednesday 28 October 2009.
The cultural center Skandia, ProAves and the Art and Conservation Project are pleased to invite you to the exhibition of “Nature” paintings of Colombian nature by the artists Emmanuel Romero Laverde and Paula Andrea Ardila.
Miniature, the art of Nature in miniature
Friday 31 July 2009.
As part of the Colombian Independence celebration (July 20), ProAves and artists Fernando Laverde and Paula Andrea Romero, with the support of the National Parks administration, invite everyone to visit the exposition “Miniature”, the art of nature in miniature.
Annual Report 2008 published
Wednesday 15 April 2009.
ProAves 2008 Annual Report has been publish and available online to show our major achievements during the past year. ProAves is also proud to have completed 10 years of conservation, with numerous successes, such as setting up 15 bird reserves conserving 78% of threatened species in Colombia.
ProAves Council assists 5-year planning
Monday 16 February 2009.
Celebrating 10 years of conservation, the ProAves Advisory Council and senior staff met in El Dorado Bird Reserve to refine a five year institutional strategy. ProAves future focus will be on conservation actions for threatened biodiversity across Colombia.
ProAves accepted as new IUCN member
Friday 5 December 2008.
ProAves is pleased to announce that it has been admitted as a formal member of IUCN – the International Union for Conservation of Nature during the last World Conservation Congress held during October 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.
ProAves receives international bird conservation award
Tuesday 19 February 2008.
ProAves recieves a prestigious conservation award from Partners in Flight (PIF) for its outstanding contributions to bird conservation in the America’s.
ProAves Annual Report 2006
Saturday 4 August 2007.
ProAves presents its “Annual Report 2006”, summarizing important achievements such as the creation of five new reserves, the production of bird-friendly coffee, a new subspecies, and much more.