Cotton Top Ramarin Reserve

Swinging high up in the treetops and safe within our second sanctuary in Colombia is the Colombian Spider Monkey and iconic Cotton Top Tamarin, two of the rarest primates in all of Latin America.

Watch our short film about the Puro Coffee Colombian Rainforest Reserves.

“The reserve provides vital protection for two of the world’s most endangered primates. In 2008 an evaluation by the IUCN Primate Specialist Group recommended the reclassification of the species from Endangered to Critically Endangered with only a few thousand individuals left in the wild. This reserve forms one of only two protected areas for the species.”

Reserve Profile:

Organisation:
Fundación ProAves

We have saved:
860 acres (estimate) (04.04.16)

Total reserve size:
5,691 acres

Reserve:
Reserva Natural Titi

Biodiversity:
The reserve was created in order to protect two Critically Endangered primates; the Cotton-top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) and Brown-headed Spider Monkey (Ateles fusciceps) but the reserve also gives protection to a variety of other threatened species. Other mammals include the Jaguar (Panthera Onca) (EN) and the Vulnerable Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). Birds include; the Critically Endangered Oropendola Baudó (Psarocolius cassini), Baudo Guan (Penelope ortoni) (EN), Great Green macaw (Ara ambiguus) (EN) and Great Curassow (Crax rubra) (VU).

Habitat type:
Tropical Rainforest

Elevation:
Ranges from 100 to 250 meters a.s.l.

Location:
Located near to Mutatá in the North-West of Colombia not too far from the border with Panama. View in Google Maps

Climbing Salamander Reserve

Rivers racing through the rainforest, Salamanders show their faces after 30 years of hide and seek, sun now shines on lush canopies once threatened by the dark shadows of foreign coffee companies intent on stripping this area of its natural shade and rare beauty.

We don’t have this reserve on film, but you can watch our short film about our other Puro Coffee Guatemalan Rainforest Reserve.

“Previously threatened with clearance for unsustainable coffee production, the reserve will now protect critical habitat for a number of threatened and endemic amphibians including the Finca Chiblac Salamander (Bradytriton silus) and the Long-limbed salamander (Nyctanolis pernix) both of which were missing for over 30 years until their rediscovery in 2014.”

Reserve Profile:

Organisation:
Fundación Para El Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación (FUNDAECO)

We have saved:
199 acres (04.04.16)

Total reserve size:
2279 acres

Reserve Name:
San Isidro Amphibian Reserve

Biodiversity:
A recent amphibian assessment for San Isidro showed the importance of the area for endangered amphibians: the Critically Endangered Finca Chiblac Salamander (Bradytriton silus), endemic from Cuchumatanes; Plectrohyla ixil, endemic from Guatemala-Chiapas (CR); Hartweg’s Spikethumb Frog (Plectrohyla hartwegi CR) and Agalychnis moreletii (CR), with more threatened amphibians found in the surrounding area. The montane forests also host over 72 species of birds, of which 25 are listed by CITES, 31 are on Guatemala´s Red List, and 2 listed in Bird Life International´s Red List; the Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra) (Vu) and Pink-headed Warbler (Ergaticus versicolor).

Habitat type:
Subtropical forest.

Elevation:
Ranges from 1,000 to 1,729 meters a.s.l.

Location:
Located within the North-West highlands of Guatemala, extremely close to the Mexican border. View in Google Maps

Mountain Trogon Reserve

Trogons take to the air, spreading the seeds of wild avocados far and wide across this biosphere. Bearded wood partridges mask the karst limestone cliffs, tweeting as pumas and jaguars wind their way through the White Cedars below. Bromeliads borrow the height of Mexican oaks to bask in this treasure trove of life.

“Illegal logging was a problem in this area but by establishing the reserve, GESG has succeeded in protecting the forest and ceasing logging activities. Without land purchase cattle ranching, logging and uncontrolled fires threaten to degrade this valuable habitat which is home to many Mexican endemics.”

Reserve Profile:

Organisation:
Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG)

Reserve:
Cerro-Prieto Cerro La Luz

We have saved:
213 acres (04.04.16)

Total reserve size:
3,061 acres

Biodiversity:
The reserve is covered with white cedar-oak forest and karst limestone, home to Mexican species such as the endemic Greggi’s Pine (Pinus greggii),Oak species such as, (Quercus affinis, Q. laurina, Q.mexicana), and the endangered White Cedars (Cupressus lusitanica), which dominate the canopy. Wild avocado trees are plentiful – Aguacatillo (Persea caerulea) – and provide an important food source for birds and mammals. Trogons, for example, feed on the avocado fruit and then disperse avocado seeds far from parent trees. And an extraordinary community of bromeliads grows in the canopy, each one of them offering shelter to salamanders and tree frogs and food for coatimundis and other animals.

In the wettest areas of the reserve, some cloud forest species are present. Although no official wildlife surveys have been conducted in the area, GESG regularly find puma and jaguar tracks and scats, as well other indicator species, such as Crested Guans (Penelope purpurascens), and the endemic and highly threatened Bearded-wood partridges (Dendrortyx barbatus) and the rare margays (Leopardus weidii) and ocelots (Leopardus pardalis). Neotropical migrants include Townsend’s (Dendroica townsendi), Wilson’s (Wilsonia pusilla), Black and white (Mniotilta varia), Grace’s (Dendroica graciae), Black-throated Green (Dendroica virens) and Hermit warblers (Dendroica occidentalis), Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus), Hepatic (Piranga flava) and Summer (Piranga rubra) Tanagers, House wren (Troglodytes aedon) and Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus).

Habitat type:
Cloud and temperate forest

Elevation:
2200 meters a.s.l.

Location:
Mexico’s cloud and temperate forest reserve situated about 300 miles north of Mexico City, in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere within the centre of Mexico. View in Google Maps

Our Mission

Money might not grow on trees, but our money helps grow trees. Trees in coffee producing countries that together form beautiful rainforest reserves. Rainforest reserves with exceptional biodiversity that now protect the homes of endangered species for the future.

A unique partnership, crafted in 2005 with World Land Trust, has seen money from the sale of every bag of Puro coffee directed back into conserving the very habitat that conceived it. And, we are really proud with what we have achieved so far:”

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