SYNOPSIS OF THE TRAJECTORY OF THE FOUNDATION

THE RIVER OF THE PAINTERS

1987–2000

Period

  1. The Foundation is created legally 

  2. Several cattle farms are bought with the intention of letting them go through a process of Natural Regeneration; Hato Viejo, El Pato, Santa Helena...

  3. The Hato Viejo Natural Reserve is created.

  4. The Foundation participates in the creation of Procuencas

  5. The first research projects are carried out (forestal and ornithological)

  6. The Pance Environmental Brigade is created - Environmental Guides and El Encanto Women’s Group.

  7. Several environmental education documents are published - Teacher’s Guide for Primary School.

  8. The Ecotourism Program in the Hato Viejo Reserve is strengthened.

  9. The Ecofondo Corporación Project is executed

  10. Armed conflict in the area becomes serious

  11. Some of the personnel and researchers of the Farallones Foundation receive threats and are displaced because of the armed conflict: Edgar Bastidas, Díderman Castañeda, Joaquín Navia and Alejandra  Romero among others.

THE WAR RIVER

2000- 2005

Period

  1. The armed conflict rages in the area. The Foundation personnel continue to be intimidated.

  2. Within the so-called “Kidnapping of the 18 Kilometer” Edgar Bastidas Zambrano, an employee of the foundation disappears.

  3. The troops of the Pichincha Battalion burn the infrastructure of the Biological Station Las Trochas y Hato Viejo.

  4. The Foundation for Education and Social Development FES (for its initials in Spanish) and the government of Andrés Pastrana cancel the counterpart social fund of the Farallones Foundation.

  5. Research on threatened and in critical condition forestal species continued

  6. The enrichment of the reserves of the Farallones Foundation with native species of flowering plants starts.

  7. The publication of the research documents “Sawmills Ethnobotanicals in the Pance River Medium and High Basins”, Training of Practitioners of Forestal Conservation”, “Records of  access and provenance” and Critical Forest Species in the Pance basin” continued.

  8. The Madreselvas nursery in the Jamundí municipality supports the foundation unconditionally for the production of vegetal material for its auto financing and for the success of its restoration projects.

  9. An office for the foundation is bought in the Zaccour building.

  10. In spite of the armed conflict, the Farallones Foundation keeps on working without respite in its work of conservation and control of the medium high Pance River Basin.

THE RIVER OF SILENCE

 2005 - 2016

Period

  1. The control and conservation of the specimens planted in the natural reserve begins.

  2. The work done by the Farallones Foundation in Pance is replicated  in other areas of the country: Hato Viejo Farm of the Garcés Córdoba family and the Rural areas of the Yotoco Municipality and the Valle River basin in the municipality of Bahía Solano, Chocó Department. In this last area, an Agricultural Bank component was added as food security strategy.

  3. The Pance River overflows and the rainy season brings severe erosion to the basin. The wood infracstructure of the Bachue Biological Station is destroyed.

  4. The office of the Foundation’s administration at the Zaccour building is sold to buy the Tabor farm.

  5. The Madreselvas nursery helps cover the cost of most of the labor and administrative expenses of the Farallones Foundation to preserve the basin.

  6. The second stage of ecological restoration with essential species in the Pance River basin is carried out.

  7. The basic infrastructure of the Bachué Natural Reservation is reconstructed. It is expected to do the same with the ones at Hato viejo, las Trochas and la Chorrera, in the future.

  8. The formal request for the creation of the Natural Farallones Foundation Reservation with all its land and farms, including Hato Viejo in Pance is presented to the Natural Reservation Net.

  9. The preservation to PERPETUITY of the land of the Foundation and its associates, hereafter called Resnatur, for its name in Spanish  “RESERVA NATURAL FUNDACIÓN FARALLONES”, to maintain the Pance River Basin and its tributaries alive as ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL PATRIMONY of the inhabitants of El Valle, notably, those from  Cali, is ratified once more.

THE RIVER OF HOPE

2016 - 2030

Period

Work continues with new members who take over, update and project the mission of the Farallones Foundation.

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