Puro Coffee Reserve
Safeguarding the protection of a lagoon whose springs deliver nutrient rich water to local coffee growers. The happy chorus of croaking frogs in audible harmony with the songs of the Pink-headed Warbler and fellow birds, a far cry from the threat their species face outside of this Puro protected pool.
Carefully mapped paths now connect the community with the beauty on their doorstep.
Organisation: Fundación Para El Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación (FUNDAECO)
Reserve: Laguna Brava
Total reserve size: 1,112 acres
We have saved: 1,112 acres
Biodiversity: The area is important habitat for two Critically Endangered species of frog: Exerodonta Perkinsi and Ptychohyla hypomykter. The forest surrounding the Lagoon hold over 72 species of birds, of which 25 are listed by CITES, and 31 in Guatemala's Red List. These include the threatened Highland Guan and Pink-headed Warbler.
Habitat type: Montane tropical forest.
Importance: Over 60% of the montane tropical forests in this area have disappeared within the last 30 years. With no nationally protected areas in the area, the creation of the Laguna Brava reserve is of great importance.
Elevation: Ranges from 711 to 1,788 meters a.s.l.
Reserve Location: View in Google Maps
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