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Know to value
While Earth's biodiversity is so rich that new species are continually being discovered, many species are endangered due to human activities.
Currently in the Yungas ecoregion we are conserving 5650 hectares. We conserve its flora, fauna and fungi.
In the Yungas, we are generating an impact on the ecosystem by intervening and planting trees, but we seek to generate a positive impact. It is important, then, to monitor the effect of our intervention on the ecosystem.
Our axis of work of the Biodiversity Program is "Knowing to value". We need to know what we are conserving or what we could get to conserve, so that later we can give it the value it deserves.
Sites surveyed with a trap camera
Nights surveyed with trap camera
Species registered with a trap camera
Bird sightings made
Species recorded in bird watching
Last update 02-2020
What are we doing to know and conserve biodiversity?
We are monitoring biodiversity with camera traps strategically placed in the jungle to observe the ecosystem and its fauna in a non-invasive way. In this way, nocturnal species can be observed, which avoid humans or scary ones.
Do you know what a camera trap is?
It is a camera that has a built-in sensor and shoots or takes photos when it records movement. It has night vision so it is ideal to be able to observe what happens at night. In addition, in each video or photo it indicates the day, the hour, the temperature and the moon phase, among other things. This camera is fixed to the trunk of a tree at the desired height, and is left for days, weeks or months.
Bird watching and inventorying
The yungas have a great diversity of birds that play a fundamental role in seed dispersal and pollination. That is why we periodically make bird sightings in different parts of the forest to get to know in depth the species present and their interactions with fauna and flora.