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About us

The Farallones Foundation is an environmental NGO created in 1987 by a group of citizens committed to the conservation of the Los Farallones de Cali National Natural Park, and in particular, to the protection and restoration of the Middle and Upper Basin of the Pance River.

Through the conversion of cattle farms into forests, as well as carrying out research, environmental education and sustainable development programs, the Farallones Foundation has managed to carry out exhaustive biological research and a successful recovery of the forest cover in the area and, therefore, the flow and quality of the waters of the Pance River, today considered one of the best preserved rivers in Colombia. 

The Farallones Foundation mobilizes awareness and knowledge processes, which commit environmental action, in favor of respect for life and social development. 

Through the restoration, control and maintenance of forests, we protect the Pance River, the Yotoco River and the Valle River (in Bahía Solano). To achieve this we have outlined four lines of action:  

 Cock of the Rock: Bird inhabitant of the Farallones and inspiring of the Foundation

We have managed environmental conservation and restoration projects of more than3,400hectares.






Within the conservation program, research focused on Phenological, Biogeographical and Ethnobotanical Studies has been promoted.

We develop our own methodology and teaching material to provide practical tools on environmental conservation.




Transversely to our programs, we have worked with the surrounding communities to formulate sustainable development projects.

The end

Conserve and restore the forest cover of the hydrographic basins of the Pance River, Yotoco River (Cali and Yotoco municipalities, Valle del Cauca Department) and Valle River  (Bahía Solano municipality, Chocó Department), through the research, education, training of environmental leaders and community development.



By 2026, the Farallones Foundation will have a consolidated Research Center endorsed by Colciencias and an arboretum in the Pance river basin and will be recognized as a leading organization in conservation, restoration, research and environmental education.

In 2002, the honeysuckle nursery became part of the Farallones Foundation as the main support for the production  of forest material and the sustainability of the organization.


In the  year 2005, the Foundation began to extend its natural recovery and conservation work to other areas of the country, such as the Valle River Basin in Bahía Solano, Chocó, and the Hato Viejo property in the municipality of Yotoco, a rural area adjacent to the Yotoco Forest Nature Reserve.

Hato Viejo Reserve, Yotoco, Valle del Cauca
 Environmental Education Program, El Valle, Chocó
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The work ofreforestation, control and maintenanceadvanced by the Farallones Foundation has encouraged community participation, local institutional development and the formation of a network of nature reserves, today all of them converted into regenerated forests, preserved and protected from invasions or exploitation activities such as hunting, mining and wood extraction.


 Environmental Education Program, El Valle, Chocó


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The Farallones Foundation wishes to remember and reiterate its thanks to all the people who, in one way or another and in the different stages lived, have collaborated and continue to collaborate in the development and existence of our organization.

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