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Landschaft der Hacienda La Paz, die mit Bäumen bepflanzt werden um den CO2 fangen.

Welcome to Colombia

"Welcome to Colombia, a tropical country of incredible diversity and charm. The various geography, its history full of mysteries and adventures, people and cultures have fascinated the world for centuries. Famous for its excellent coffee not to mention the purity of its emeralds, Colombia is also the land of the legend of El Dorado and the magical world of Macondo. If you yet don’t know Colombia, we would like to invite you to enlighten your vision to all the wonderful things that you have been missing. Visiting Colombia is like discovering a new world and at the same time it will definitely enrich your way of thinking."

Colombia is the second country with the most biodiversity on the Mother Earth. Protected ecosystems where scientific research is possible or the simple delight of contemplation and experience which classifies our country as a destination of an exceptional nature. With amazing places of geographical diversity, the five zones (Andean, Caribbean, Pacific Coast, Amazon and Llanos Orientales) are each in their own way a magical place.

Approximately 3000 species of fish live in inland waters and various coastal and marine ecosystems covering 95% of the continental platform. Among them we can find coral reefs, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and river deltas, sea grass beds, beaches and cliffs systems.

On the continental platform, Colombia is provided with 53 million hectareas of natural forests, 22 million savannahs, dry areas, wetlands, snow-capped peaks and a million inland waters. 14% of the national territory is protected area, with national parks, wildlife parks and sanctuaries.

This data and figures found around the Colombian nature are simply amazing: having 20% of the bird species in the world, 17% of amphibians, 8% freshwater fish, 8% reptiles, 16% butterflies and 10% of mammals among others.
Baumschulen von Bäume die in der Hacienda La Paz gepflanzt werden.

Colombia places first worldwide with:

  • 1.876 species of bird’s equivalent to 20% of those in the world.

  • 258 species of palms, the greatest in the world.

Colombia places third worldwide with:

  • 2.890 vertebrate species.

  • 222 species of lizards.
Wald von Galeria und Morichales die als Naturschutzgebiet deklariert wird.


Breathing through a flower of cayenne…

I see its outskirts fly and blossom like a flower; to the sound of the joropo the women display a scent of jungle and plains. Trough their skin Vichada breathes, department of Colombian that is part of the Orinoco where the horizon fades into the woods and sky. It's like a hymn to life, a huge wake up to a flock of birds, sighs and breaths that from sunrise start their cowboy day, farming or mining, as the sun slowly rises and paints the golden landscape and rivers, for this reason it was named by Humboldt, "the eighth wonder of the world."

Few places enjoy its exuberance. Animals such as the night monkey, pumas, anteaters, otters, squirrels and savanna deer inhabit the forests, and live in the area in harmony with the man. Among the rivers like the Meta, the Orinoco and the Vita, the wealth of fish is a source of livelihood for coastal families and a delight for those who enjoy the wealth of fish known as the Valenton, Yellow, Catfish, Cachama, Palometa, Curito, Bocachico, Caribe and Temblador.

But the amazement does not stop here, the avifauna includes about 320 species such as Herons, Garzones, Parrots, Parakeets, Ducks, Sparrow hawks, Doves, Quail, Jays, Bluebirds, Blackbirds, Hares and the splendid Jays. Cayman, Stifle, Turtle, Terecay and the Galapago make up the landscape; and Owls, Crickets and Bats cooing at night. Along the Meta River and the affluent, the forests are woven among majestic trees such as: Carob trees, Odours, Guamos, Saladillo, Animes, Moriches and other Palms, Guarataro and certainly Cork oaks and Chaparros.

There are 6.3 million hectareas of land, expanded and plains to the delight of agriculture, livestock and beyond the most fertile center for the recovery of the planet. Then again I let myself be taken by the wind, by the smells; by the warm air that is surrounded by the Orinoquia and the rivers of Meta, Vichada, Orinoco and Manacacías. Such a huge place, so generous and kind in their forests is only possible thanks to the hydric wealth. That's why I invite you to dance with me, as the flower of cayenne.

I invite you to sow and share within 20 years, this region could surprise the world with the ability to generate 1.5 million jobs, with food and energy sovereignty for itself and for a large portion of the country, embracing in a new population of five million inhabitants.

And getting back to the flower of women, to the delight and charm ... now I understand the reason why being in born in this land is a hymn to life. I would not like to depart, not even think that someday this script would only become a legend ... but in our hands lies the reality of keeping it forever.
Pinos in der Hacienda La Paz angepflanzt und den Kohlenstoff-Fußabdruck reduzieren.

Area:  98.970 km2, equivalent to 8.6% of national territory

Population: 96.138 inhabitants (Projection DANE 2005)

Density: 0.97 inhabitants/km2

Capital: Puerto Carreño – 17.737 inhabitants

Climate: Tropical dry. 25°C. There are two distinct periods: winter from April to November, and summer from December to March.

Rainfall: 2.466,9 mm/year (6.8 mm approx. daily)

Acacias in der Hacienda La Paz reduzieren den Treibhauseffekts.
A tradition, a legacy

These lands were inhabited by indigenous populations, which subsist to today as Guahibos, but also included Curripacos and Piapoco, Arawak linguistic group, and Cuiva, Desanos, Puinaves and Salivas. They have managed to take care of these lands and now we learn of the legacy, and love for Mother Nature.

And it can be accomplished with the support of the government, favorable climate and crop-healthy environment. A tree that breathes in Vichada is a tree that oxygenates the world.

Unforgettable places to be carried away...

  • At natural level the department has the Natural Park Tuparro and the Indian reservation the Unuma at the lower site.

  • Tuparro Natural Park was declared a National Monument and core zone of the Biosphere Reserve, with more than 548,000 hectareas that comprise this national natural park. You can easily go from Puerto Carreño, arriving there by plane, and arriving to the park in 15 minutes by boat. The park is inhabited by Guahibos Indians, but is currently closed for ecotourism.

  • Another impressive place is the Maypures flood.

  • Among the interesting developments is to visit Las Gaviotas. This is a research center equipped with modern facilities dedicated to the study of new technologies that contribute to the development of the region, as the application of solar and wind energy. Access to this site via the road leading to the border with Venezuela. 46 indigenous reservations inhabit this place enabling you to practice the etnotourism. The center of production of resin and turpentine, useful in industry and paints, is successful. There are also nurseries, which have made an interesting once desolated savanna tropical forest with hundreds of new species that grown in the shade of the replanted trees, articulating the forest ecosystem surrounding the streams and rivers.