Its name, legend born thanks to Francisco de Orellana , who sailed the river in the sixteenth century, and claimed he was attacked by ferocious women, who associated with the Amazons of Greek mythology; Is also synonymous with exotic lands, new flavors, jungle and indigenous race, certainly a paradise for adventurers.
Visiting the Amazon
The department par excellence for ecotourism and ethnotourism in Colombia, greets from the air with an imposing view of its Amazon river and many of its fluvial arteries, which are the only channels of communication within the department.
Its composition of Fauna and Flora are a delight for those who like herbolaria and its benefits, such as today, cane sour, quinaquina, copaibo among others. The knowledge of its native inhabitants delegates its properties to cures for the most elusive evils.
In compliance with the objectives of our program as a foundation, Colombia Festiva has made its first project allied with the NGO Green Hope Colombia – designing and marketing the first Thematic Agenda for 2013, using part of its sale for the Reforestation project in the Amazon Colombian.
The protection of the Amazon rainforest, known as the lungs of the world, is the purpose of the NGO: GREEN HOPE COLOMBIA / FORESTEVER / UP2GREEN , due to the threat by logging, adaptation of land for cattle ranching , among others. It is urgent to create plans in which the economic activities of the region are maintained; So that the forest does not suffer a great deterioration and can be maintained in its natural habitat for future generations.
Fighting Global Warming
Protecting our forests, jungles and other places where there are a considerable number of trees can help prevent the problem of global warming and reduce the toxic gases that occur in the world. As we all know, trees during the process of photosynthesis absorb carbon dioxide and convert it into oxygen; Therefore, it is necessary that nations, such as Colombia, which possess large tracts of virgin forest and forests, should make plans in which they take care of these territories for the conservation of humanity.
What the project does:
With a participatory approach, beneficiaries are invited to work as the driving force behind the project. Families of indigenous communities make land and labor available.
In counterpart they receive material, formations and a regular accompaniment. For each family, a member is designated as responsible.
This exercise seeks to limit and combat the factors of deforestation (clear-shade, extensive livestock, extension of monocultures, production of charcoal among others.); In addition to valuing local species and biodiversity, promoting the planting of fruit trees for its subsequent harvest, sale and consumption.