- The book compiles images, sounds, and stories of 100 bird species inhabiting Barú Island, with the purpose of providing the local community and tourists visiting the region with a guide for birdwatching.
- In the creation of this publication, the sustainability and environmental team of Grupo Argos underwent a three-year process to identify the types of birds found in the territory. Currently, Barú is home to nearly 10% of the total bird species that can be sighted in Colombia.
- Through these initiatives, Grupo Argos’s Urban Development Business continues to promote sustainable tourism in Barú based on the richness of its biodiversity.
- The production of the book was led by Grupo Argos’s Urban Development Business in collaboration with the Alas de Cristal Foundation, the National Aviary, the Regional Autonomous Corporation of the Dique Channel – Cardique, and the Community Councils of Ararca, Santana, Barú, and Playa Blanca.
As part of its sustainability agenda in Barú, Grupo Argos’s Urban Development Business launched the book “Isla Barú, Paradise of Birds,” which compiles information, stories, and multimedia content about 100 bird species inhabiting the territory. For its production, the company’s sustainability and environmental team worked collaboratively with the Alas de Cristal Foundation, the National Aviary, the Regional Autonomous Corporation of the Dique Channel – Cardique, and the Community Councils of Ararca, Santana, Barú, and Playa Blanca over three years.
The final result of this process includes texts in Spanish and English, along with a mobile application providing an interactive experience to deepen knowledge about the island’s birds. This book will be available for free consultation by locals and visitors, aiming to serve as a tool for birdwatching.
“We are filled with joy at the realization of a project that, for nearly three years, has allowed us to discover the richness of Barú and its potential in terms of ecological and sustainable tourism. At Grupo Argos, we will continue to support the development of this territory to connect it with the world through our projects.”
David Gaviria, Project Manager Barú, Grupo Argos
This publication is the first of two deliveries that the Urban Development Business of Grupo Argos will undertake with the aim of continuing to promote ecological tourism and social engagement based on the natural richness of one of the regions with the greatest biodiversity and tourism appeal in Colombia. Barú Island is home to 10% of the over 1,900 bird species that can be observed in the country.