With the establishment of the 1,850-acre Chamicero de Perijá Reserve in northern Colombia in 2014, Raul Becerra was hired as a guard to assist our partner Fundación ProAves to protect the area’s cloud forest and parámo (alpine grassland) ecosystems.
As a local landowner, Raul collaborated with ProAves to survey the region and was quickly recognized for his passion for birds and conservation.
Maintaining a strong relationship with local residents, Raul is a strong advocate for conservation among nearby communities. Raul is proud to work for ProAves, protecting the area’s wildlife as well as the natural heritage of his homeland.
“When ProAves approached me to help protect local birdlife, I was ecstatic. I’m indebted to ProAves and Rainforest Trust for this opportunity to protect the Serranía de Perijá.”
Photo by ProAves