The local Organizing Committee organized several field trips for the conference participants. All trips relate to the conference theme 'Healthy ecosystems for resilient societies', and will provide unique opportunities to experience ecosystems:
- El Hatico Natural Reserve: A history of sustainable livestock and organic agriculture
1. Rewarding for Environmental services for restoration and recuperation of the Cali river watershed
This initiative is developed in the Cali River watershed, which is located in the northeast of the National Park “Los Farallones de Cali”, in the department of Valle del Cauca and in the surroundings of the city of Cali. Where the Pichinde and Felidia rivers converge, to more than 1,300 meters high is born the river Cali. This initiative is the result of the cooperation between public and private actors promoting the conservation of the forest reserve of the Cali city and benefits about 450,000 people that is supply with water by the aqueduct. The visitors of this excursion will be able to talk with the promoters of this initiative and will have the opportunity to enjoy of the fabulous scenic beauty of the park.
The Natural Reserve “El Hatico” is located in the Cerrito municipality at the Department of the Valle del Cauca. El Hatico is a family agroenterprise committed the sustainable use and restoration of the natural resources. This enterprise is an example in Latin America of sustainable livestock and have received diverse international recognitions through different awards in ecology and conservation. Fifty percent of their 288 hectares are dedicated to livestock under silvo-pastoral systems and the remaining area is under organic agriculture, fruit trees and conserved forests.
Cali municipality with more than 400 bird species, is one of the best places for bird watching in the southwestern Colombian. Only 20 minutes away from Cali city, the San Antonio cloud forest is located; this forests as declared as Area of Importance for the Conservation of Birds (AICA/IBA) due to its great bird species richness. These cloud forests are in the western part of the Colombian Andes at 1.600-2000 meters above sea level and hosts around 220 bird species, among them 15 species of hummingbirds and a great variety of tangaras. Among the birds that can be observed at the San Antonio cloud forest are the Tangara Multicolor, the Guacharaca Colombiana, the Quetzal Crestado and the Perdiz Colorada.
Photos by: Carlos Mario Wagner Wagner
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