Fundación ProAves – por la conservación en el país de las aves

Environmental Education

15 October, 2010



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 understands the significance of working in cooperation with the population living in the outskirts of the reserves, since this association guarantees the continuity end effectiveness of field work, and with their valuable support, ProAves can ensure a complete and structured work. In the same way, the intervention in areas where there is no constant work being carried out, is highly important for the general care of the environment, ensuring the permanence of birds in Colombia and, generally, of the world.

Within the area of environmental education, Fundación ProAves develops different programs in order to create a process of sensibility within the population.

Bird Friends Ecological Groups

The group is intended for kids and youngsters, where different activities related to environmental education are carried out, such as workshops, bird site-seeing trips, conferences, cinemas, forums, among others.


Amigos_de_las_avesBird Friendly Schools

Schools linked to ProAves participate in some activities related to conservation, research and environmental education that are being carried our by ProAves in each region.

During this training is delivered educational materials such as leaflets, stickers and posters, this makes children become more motivated to participate in the activities proposed by ProAves.



Social Service

Mostly directed to educational institutions with 10th and 11th level (high school), in which social service is a curricular obligation; Fundación ProAves proposes the linkage to diverse activities being carried out in each of its Natural Reserves. 



Young Researchers

Group made of by a young group of people interested in conservation and research of bird species studied by Fundación ProAves.


Are children under 6 years who conducts workshops for conservation and preservation with the goal of that from his earliest years, children know their relationship with nature and the importance of protecting it.


Parrot Bus

The Parrot Bus is a mobile classroom of environmental education that drives along the entire country in order to generate conscience among the entire population with knowledge, conservation and sustainable use of the biodiversity of our country, using informational panels, didactic games, workshops, discussions and videos.




These are educational processes in favor of one endangered bird species or a group of them.


Events developed in favor of one endangered bird species or a group of them.

 Educational resources

As support to the environmental education activities developed by ProAves.



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