Fundación ProAves – por las aves y su hábitat en Colombia

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ProAves Reserves

12 January, 2011

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Protecting critical habitats

ProAves has established within the framework of the Conservation, 27 Reserves aimed at protecting the habitat of different species as birds with some degree of threat.

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The ProAves reserves are: Dusky Starfrontlet Bird Reserve, El Dorado Bird Reserve, El Pangán Bird Reserve, El Paujil Bird Reserve, Colourful puffleg  Bird Reserve, Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve, Hormiguero de Torcoroma Bird Reserve, Arrierito Antioqueño Bird Reserve, Yellow-eared parrot Bird Reserve, Chincherry Bird Reserve, Fuertes’s Parrot Bird Reserve, Pauxi pauxi Bird Reserve, Cucarachero de Chicamocha, Ranita Dorada Amphibian Reserve, Andean Parrots Bird Reserve, Giles – Fuertesi Bird Reserve, Las Tángaras Bird Reserve and Orange breasted falcon Bird Reserve. In addition, the reserve has El Mirador, which is handled as a bailment.

These reserves are located at strategic points such as in some patches of forest and high Andean forest , moorland, subtropical forest, tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest and mangrove and coastal zone, where not only are these large numbers of endemic birds, but also mammals, amphibians and reptiles, as well as plenty of flora which has not yet been studied.

In these areas different types of projects, thesis and small research, community outreach through specific actions of environmental education, workshops, training courses and practices of ecotourism are ideal for reconnaissance and observation of wildlife in the context of academic and university practices are developed.

The sites selected by ProAves to protect correspond to areas identified by the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE). This alliance is a coalition of 70 conservation NGOs around the world of which ProAves is member. A total of 48 of the 595 most important sites for the conservation of threatened species are within Colombia and the majority are without any or sufficient protection.

Thanks to the research results at AZE sites, ProAves located the sites to establish its 18 Nature Bird Reserves, these protect 20,212 hectares and 1,123 bird species representing 60% of Colombian birds and 77% of the endemic birds of the country.

These important actions have been possible thanks to the support from organizations and individuals like American Bird Conservancy, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Conservation Fund and Robert Giles, as well as Colombian official institutions such as the Administrative Unit of National Natural Parks of Colombia, the mayor of Genoa, Quindío, the regional autonomous corporations of Antioquia, Tolima, Quindio, Magdalena, Santander, Cauca, Boyacá, Nariño and San Andres Islas.

ProAves aims to help and contribute to the recovering of ecosystems of bird’s species under threat in Colombia. By working together with local communities in zones of influence of our programs, we had helped to provide opportunities for training and ways to improve the use of natural resources.

ProAves has implemented different conservation tools as follows:

Tree nursery


Workshops for community

Reserves network – Reservas de la Sociedad Civil

Ecological easements

Women for conservation

If you would like to visit any of these protected areas, contact  email  . Also, visit



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