ProAves in the development of bird tourism in Colombia

ProAves in the development of bird tourism in Colombia

In Colombia bird watching tour began in the early 1990s where pioneers like Paul Coopmans and Steve Hilty brought a few clients. Between 1996 and 1999, Dr. Paul Salaman led the first tours in Colombia with the goal of observing 1,000 bird species in 30 days in order to promote the country as a travel destination.Unfortunately, between 1998 and 2003 the security situation in Colombia became very difficult, delaying the development of bird tourism.

However, between 2003 and 2009, the Belgian Jurgen Beckers travelled extensively and designed tour routes incorporating many interesting species, and helped move the country away from the bad reputation it had due to the internal conflict.

More info at https://proaves.org/en/proaves-in-the-development-of-bird-tourism-in-colombia/

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