The Nature Foundation is protecting species that are found nowhere else on Earth. They created the Cachalu Biological Reserve - 1,800 acres of forest mainly comprised of majestic, ancient oak trees.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Andes Mountains of Colombia contain all of the country's major cities and half of its rural population. At the same time, the rugged Andes are home to a wealth of biodiversity, including many species of plants and animals that are found nowhere else on Earth. However, due to the demands of a growing population, the Andes' ecosystems have deteriorated, and many flora and fauna species are threatened or endangered.
How will this project solve this problem?
Because the Andean oak forest is so special and rare, it is important to protect more land before developers and loggers cut down the area's regal and moss-laden trees.
Potential Long Term Impact
Each acre that Natura can add to the cool, moist forests of Cachalú, which conservationists call "the land of heaven," offers hope for the future of this special ecosystem AND the people of Colombia.
Total Funding Received to Date: $923
Funding Policy: partial
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $923 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $25,000.