Date created: 2009
Area: 4,072 hectares
Average Temperature: Between 48 to 60 °F
Ecosystem: Andean, High Andean and Paramo forest
Altitudinal range: Between 3,250 and 3,980 m.a.s.l.
Key species: Ognorhynchus icterotis, Hapalopsittaca fuertesi, Leptosittaca branickii, Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons, Osornophryne percrassa, Tremarctos ornatus and Tapirus pinchaque
The Reserve is the habitat of 5 threatened parrot species, including 3 endemic to Colombia: the Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus Icterotis) (CR), Blue-crowned Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertei) (CR) and the Frentirrufo Parakeet (Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons) (VU); We also preserve the Paramuno Parakeet (Leptosittaca branickii) (VU), and the Montañera Parakeet (Hapalopsittaca amazonina) (VU). Additionally, we find populations of large mammals such as the spectacled bear, the mountain tapir and the deer.
The Loros Andinos ProAves Reserve is part of the Endangered Andean Parrot Conservation Corridor of the Central Cordillera, which is located between the municipalities of Roncesvalles, in the department of Tolima, and Génova, in the department of Quindío. The Corridor is made up of the Loro Coroniazul ProAves Reserve, of 657 hectares, El Mirador of 2,035 ha and Andean Parrots of 4,072 ha, giving a total of more than 6,700 ha of Andean, high Andean and paramo forest protected by the Corridor.
With the conformation of the corridor, the protection of forests that were previously strongly threatened by human actions with activities such as cutting down trees to extract wood for domestic purposes, construction and production of charcoal, is being guaranteed; potato crops and livestock.
The Reserve includes a large sample of high Andean forest and moorlands. Similarly, the area where the reserve is located has the source of a number of bodies of water of vital importance for the development of the communities of the municipality of Roncesvalles; specifically the source of the Cucuana and Cucuanita rivers from which the water for the aqueduct of the municipality of Roncesvalles is taken, favoring the community in this regard.