A new park is born

Providencia Ingenio gave the region the Providencia Ecological Park, a nature reserve located east of Palmira, which is an ambitious environmental project.

Providencia Ingenio gave the region the Providencia Ecological Park, a nature reserve located east of Palmira, which is an ambitious environmental project.

“With the aim of protecting a natural reserve that would contribute to the protection, conservation and preservation of water and the environment in general, in 2016 the Pinares and Betulia farms were acquired. Protecting the water resource through the 30 water outcrops that originate in the haciendas - is the main purpose of this initiative ”.

Vincent Borrero
General Manager Ingenio Providencia.

Biological and ecosystem characterization of the reserve

30 outcrops of water.

93% of the flora of the reserve is native. 198 species of plants were recorded. 8 threatened:

  • Wax palm (Ceroxylun Quindiuense)
  • Palm grinder (Chamaedorea pinnatifrons)
  • Fish tail (Chamaedorea linearis)
  • Black cedar (neotropical jungles)
  • Pink Cedar (mountain cedrela)
  • Orchid (Masdevalia trochilus)
  • Bromeliad (tillansia biflora)
  • Mountain curubo (Mixed passiflora)

120 species of birds were recorded. 3 of them threatened:

  • Red partridge (Odontophorus hyperythrus)
  • Guacharaca (Columbiana ortalis)
  • Scarlet-fronted parakeetpsittacara wagleri)
Information letter 
Year 6 / Number 2 / October 2018

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