Los Tananeos Nature Reserve
A Pledge for Life
Perijá Mountain Range | Cesar | Colombia
Protecting the Tropical Dry Forest
One of the most biodiverse and at the same time most
threatened ecosystems on the planet
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Join us in protecting the habitat of a wide variety of crucially important plants,
wild animals and microorganisms.
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Increasingly people choose and value companies that are committed to protect and care for the planet.
We invite businesses and entrepreneurs to join our forest conservation program by adopting trees or m2 of forest as corporate gifts, or organise team activities in nature, all of which can strengthen the relationships with your employees and customers.
Contribute to the protection of
the Tropical Dry Forest while exploring its beauty
and enjoy one of these experiences in our Reserve
Come and visit us
I was greatly impressed by the potential of this Reserve. Tananeos is a lowland Reserve that contains a remarkable variety of birds and plants and consists of a mixture of original growth riparian forest trees and secondary dry and semi-humid habitats.
Ornithologist, author of the book ¨A Guide to the Birds of Colombia¨
When I saw this exuberance... and when I saw this waterfall that is comes from the mountain, I was moved... it was love at first sight... and from that moment we made the decision to protect this forest.
Founder of the Reserve
In 2010 we established ourselves as the non-profit organization "Fundación Reserva Natural los Tananeos", with the purpose of: conserving the Tropical Dry Forest, managing the Reserve and building a sustainable conservation model based on Ecotourism, Research and Environmental Education.
The Tropical Dry Forest
We protect an extremely vulnerable ecosystem that is in danger of disappearing. In Colombia, only 9% of Tropical Dry Forests remain and many species that inhabit it are on the verge of extinction.
Its main threat is the destruction and fragmentation of their habitats, as a consequence of grazing and livestock farming, burning for crops, soil erosion and urbanization.
This ecosystem is particularly susceptible to degradation because the trees do not grow as fast as in humid tropical forests, so restoration is a much slower process. Hence, the importance and significant contribution of Civil Society Natural Reserves like ours in conservation.
The Tropical Dry Forest, with its extraordinary diversity and its ability to resist up to 5 months of drought followed by several months of intense rain, is an invaluable treasure that must be preserved for future generations.
We are located a 30 minute drive from Valledupar on the road that connects La Paz and Manaure and leads to the Páramo del Perijá. The access to the Reserve is very easy and there is daily public public transport available from Valledupar between 6:00h. 18:00h.