In Colombia, World Land Trust primarily works within Chocó forest habitat, which extends from Panama, through northwestern Colombia and down into northern Ecuador. It is one of the world’s wettest and most biodiverse habitats and holds many species at risk of extinction.

 
 

Projects in Colombia

 

El Pangan Reserve

In the foothills of the western mountains of Nariño the Pangán Bird Reserve was created in 2002 to conserve the Chocó rainforests of southern Colombia. This area is considered one of the most biodiverse areas of Colombia with a high number of endemic species, which makes it one of the highest priority ecosystems for conservation.

Zamarritos del Pinche reserve

World Land Trust (WLT) supports two reserves in the wet and humid Chocó forests of Colombia’s Cauca department; Rana Terribilis and Zamarritos de Pinche. The area is tropical, with hot temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius and above and humidity levels between 80-90 per cent all year round.

Rana Terribilis Amphibian Reserve

World Land Trust (WLT) supports two reserves in the wet and humid Chocó forests of Colombia’s Cauca department; Rana Terribilis and Zamarritos de Pinche. The area is tropical, with hot temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius and above and humidity levels between 80-90 per cent all year round.

Giles-Fuertes Reserve

Located on the eastern flank of the Central Cordillera of Colombia, the reserve covers a large area of High Andean and Mist forest and is home to some rare and endemic bird species.

The reserve was established in 2009 to ensure the habitat conservation of the Fuertes’s Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi) classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, alongside other resident and migratory birds that frequent the area.

Las Tangaras Reserve

Consisting of humid, low and montane forest ranging from 1,250 to 3,400 metres above sea level, Las Tangaras is one of the most diverse tropical forest sites on earth. The reserve was created in October 2009 to protect the habitat of two rare and endemic bird species: The Golden-ringed tanager (Bangsia aureocinta) and the Black-and-gold tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys).

Titi Cabeciblanco Reserve

Originally seven adjacent properties, the reserve was created in 2013 with funding from the World Land Trust (WLT) and Rainforest Trust, with the objective of protecting and conserving the habitat of the critically endangered Cotton-top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) and Brown-headed Spider Monkey (Ateles fusciceps).

El Dorado Reserve

El Dorado Nature Reserve boasts spectacular views of the towering glacier-covered peaks of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada and the contrasting sands of Caribbean beaches. Named after the legendary city of gold, El Dorado is ProAves’ flagship reserve and hosts the highest concentration of continental range-restricted bird species found anywhere in the world. Its habitat is primary subtropical and montane forest of the Sierra Nevada and the reserve holds one of the highest concentrations of endemic and threatened amphibian species, with much of the flora and fauna being endemic.

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