Establishment of a Native Bee Sanctuary as a Conservation Strategy for the Tropical Dry Forest in the Uraku Foundation Nature Reserve

Mayra Alejandra Galindo Panqueva

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6 Feb 2015

Diversity of Wild Bees and their Pollen Loads in a Tropical Dry Forest Wildlife Sanctuary – Los Besotes, Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia

14 May 2019

Wild Bees and Agroecology: Strategies for the Protection and Conservation of Wildlife in Tropical Dry Forest

The project originated from the need evidenced in the department of Cesar, where the tropical dry forest predominates, harbouring a diversity of fauna and flora adapted to drought conditions, most of them in some category of threat.

Native bees of the tropical dry forest - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. (Galindo_2009)

Native bees of the tropical dry forest - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. (Galindo_2009)

In the development of the first phase, we identified problems related to modern agricultural systems that involve the use of agrochemicals that trigger a large number of negative effects on natural resources, by homogenizing areas and avoiding interactions with local wildlife as much as possible. In the second phase, we implemented different strategies for the development of agroecological transformations, with emphasis on native bees, in the study area as a strategy for the conservation of these forests. And now the opportunity is to create a Native Bee Sanctuary that involves conservation processes, environmental education, promotion of environmentally friendly strategies. It is an environmental classroom of great importance for the multiplication and dissemination of information related to agroecology, native bees and permaculture.

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