Date created: 2008
Area: 657 hectares
Average Temperature: Between 42 and 59 °F
Ecosystem: Subtropical (cloud) forests
Weather: High cloudiness
Altitudinal range: Between 2,900 – 4,000 AMSL
Key species: Hapalopsittaca fuertesi, Ognorhynchus icterotis, Leptosittaca branickii, Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons, Osornophryne percrassa, Tremarctos ornatus and Tapirus pinchaque.
There are species of great importance for conservation such as the Blue-crowned Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi), an endemic and critically endangered species, the Paramuno Parrot (Leptosittaca branickii), a species considered vulnerable, and the Frentirrufo Parakeet (Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons), an endemic species considered in danger.
It is located on the western flank of the Colombian Central Mountain Range, in Pedregales Alto, Genova (Quindío), near the El Mirador Municipal Reserve. It is considered by the Alliance for Zero Extinction as an AZE site. (See map).
It is located between Andean forest, between 2,400 and 3,000 m, presenting an estimated rainfall between 900-1,000 mm; high Andean forest, between 3,000 and 3,200 m, in which the annual amount of rainfall is 1,852 mm; sub-paramo, between 3,200 and 3,500 m, with an annual amount of rainfall of 1,716 mm, and middle páramo, between 3,501 and 4,100 m, presenting an annual amount of rainfall of 1,548 m.