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Close-up of small, delicate red flowers with large, deep-green leaves.
Newly discovered species of Tococa found near Calima River.
© John Alexander Vargas-Figueroa
Establishing a Protected Area in Alto y Bajo Calima Key Biodiversity Area in the Cauca Valley of Colombia
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FUNDACIÓN TRÓPICO
HOTSPOT
Tropical Andes
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$143,457
DATES
Jul 2016
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Oct 2017
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Tropical Andes
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$143,457
DATES
Jul 2016
-
Oct 2017

Establish a new protected area under Colombia’s National System of Protected Areas as a strategy to prevent mining and hydrocarbons exploitation in the Alto y Bajo Calima Key Biodiversity Area. Undertake baseline technical and socio-economic studies and build the capacity of local indigenous and campesino communities to participate in conservation efforts by establishing a co-management committee, preparing a management plan and developing a financing strategy for the new park.

Strategic Direction: 1 Improve protection and management of 36 priority KBAs to create and maintain local support for conservation and to mitigate key threats.