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

Andean Parrots Corridor

29 March, 2011


Reserva ProAves Loros Andinos

This corridor was designed and established since 2004 after having established the El Mirador Municipal Reserve as a loan, in order to give it adequate management and thus annotate efforts for the conservation of the Coroniazul Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertei) in the municipality of Génova, Quindío.

There they have worked with the community, developing conservation tables in order to involve the inhabitants close to the reserve so that they understand the importance of not taking their livestock to the reserve; A high mountain nursery was also established with which reforestation has been carried out, recovering the pastures that existed on the reserve’s properties. All this work has been carried out thanks to the support of the Loro Parque Fundación, the Alcaldía de Génova and the Corporación Autónoma del Quindío (CRQ).

The corridor extends towards the municipality of Roncesvalles in the department of Tolima, passing from the western slope of the central mountain range to the eastern one, characterized by the páramo ecosystem down to 2,800 meters; finding the high Andean forest and the characteristic wax palm (Ceroxilum quindiuense) where the populations of the Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis) nest. Although this sector has been working since 1999, only the union of the corridor with the Loros Andinos ProAves Reserva was completed until 2010.



The Andean Parrot Corridor was established in order to connect two work areas of great importance for the conservation of 5 species of threatened parrots for Colombia: Hapalopsittaca fuertei (Loro Coroniazul), Hapalopsittaca Amazonina (Loro Multicolor), Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons (Periquito Cadillero), Leptosittaca braniki (Yellow-eared Parrot) and Ogorhynchus icterotis (Yellow-eared Parrot).

After the support and effort of several previously mentioned institutions, two Natural Reserves were established: the Loro Coroniazul ProAves Reserve continues to the El Mirador Municipal Reserve in Génova (Quindío) and the Loros Andinos ProAves Reserve located in Roncesvalles (Tolima).

Corredor de Conservación Reserva ProAves Loros Andinos

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