Deforestation has skyrocketed in Colombia, destroying habitat and driving wildlife to the edge of extinction. To combat this threat, dozens of committed forest guards stand at the front lines of conservation, defending over 150,000 acres of rainforests and vulnerable habitat for endangered species at 27 nature reserves owned and managed by ProAves. Your donation will ensure vital support for our forest guards to secure the reserves, monitor threatened species, and educate local communities.
The world's second most biologically diverse country, Colombia hosts an astounding 10% of Earth's species and extraordinary levels of endemism. Most remarkable, this relatively small nation ranks #1 globally in bird diversity with a staggering 1,826 bird species! Sadly, however, Colombia's great natural wealth is gravely at risk, having lost a third of its forests to logging, mining and agriculture. This habitat destruction is driving much of the nation's wildlife to the brink of extinction.
Fundacion ProAves conserves 150,000+ acres of vulnerable habitat across Colombia for endangered species. But our 27 nature reserves require ongoing protection and enforcement to prevent illegal logging, poaching and encroachment. Dedicated forest guards secure our reserves by patrolling borders, monitoring wildlife, and working with local communities. They are true conservation heroes. Your donation will help to support their salaries and provide them with necessary training and equipment.
Forest guards ensure the long-term protection of vast swathes of rainforest, which generate clean air and water for communities and support the global fight against climate change. In addition, their reforestation efforts help to rebuild critical wildlife corridors and aid endangered species' populations to rebound. This way, visitors can continue to enjoy Colombia's unique birds and wildlife for generations to come. A gift of just $15 can support a forest guard for one day.