Expanding the Paujil Reserve

Grantee ProAves
Type Blue-billed curassow and Magdalena spider-monkey
Location Colombia
Grant Amount 40,000

The project in Magdalena Valley will expand the Paujil Reserve by more than 1,000 acres. The 700 mile-long Magdalena river basin holds lowland rainforest encircled by two Andean mountain ranges and is located just 85 miles north of the capital Bogotá. This rainforest ecosystem has high endemism and one of the richest assemblages of biodiversity on the planet, with flora and fauna from neighboring Amazon, Chocó and Central American regions. Tragically, colonization and deforestation have resulted in the elimination of 16.1 million acres (98%) of the region's lowland forest.