Our team

José Ropero

Valledupar, Colombia. Entrepreneur committed to the environment. My dream: to leave a legacy for future generations.
José Ropero

Excehomo Yaguna

Manaure – César. Ranger of the Reserve. I am a native farmer from this region. My father taught me to recognize the animals and trees of the region with their uses. I am very happy to share this knowledge with the people who visit the Reserve.  
Excehomo Yaguna

Milton Rivera Rojas

I am a forest engineer specialized in Tropical Dry Forest. I support the Reserve because I want to contribute to the conservation of these wonderful forests in our region
Milton Rivera Rojas

Jose Luis Ropero

Valledupar, Colombia. Local Birdwatching guide of the Tananeos Natural Reserve. Director of the Ecojugando institute. I love to explore and support the protection of nature and promote environmental awareness. I am committed to making birding a hobby in my region.
Jose Luis Ropero

Katty Ropero

Nature lover, engineer and permaculture specialist. I have a strong connection with nature. I spent my childhood enjoying the forests in the area of the Reserve and today these forests have almost disappeared... This is why I am committed protecting our Tropical Dry Forest for our new generations.  
Katty Ropero

Fabiola Fuentes

Lawyer and permaculture-specialist at heart. I put my energy in realizing my dream of a world with communities living in harmony with each other and with nature.
Fabiola Fuentes

Maarten van Wijck

Creative entrepreneur inspired by nature. Every day I am amazed by the beauty, intelligence and creativity I find in nature. I believe nature has the answers to many questions of mankind and needs to be preserved for the generations to come. That´s why I support the Reserve.
Maarten van Wijck

Yvan Ulitzka

Musician, passionate about nature. Experienced event organizer trained in Environmental Management and Health and Safety. I have worked in carbon offsetting projects in the voluntary carbon markets. Preserving nature and getting people involved to take part in conservation work motivates me to work with Tananeos Natural Reserve.
Yvan Ulitzka