TESOROS DE COLOMBIA SUSTAINABLE FARM SAS
Conservation through Bio commerce
Tesoros de Colombia Sustainable Farm is a private company registered in Bogota and created by conservationists aimed to conserve native and endemic Colombian species through sustainable bio commerce, research and habitat protection.
Colombia has a strong interest in developing several branches of sustainable bio commerce and one of them is captive breeding for export of internationally traded wild species. We have created a unique facility that is designed and equipped to breed in captivity several species of Colombian butterflies and frogs with high standards of animal welfare. Our intention with this project is to offer legal captive bred animals to the international market.
This project represents more than a decade of research on the biology, husbandry and welfare of the species involved and more than six years of permanent work, money investment and monumental effort to start the project by obtaining several permits from the Colombian authorities.
In the case of frogs, Colombia had not exported frogs legally until Tesoros de Colombia put some Dendrobates truncatus in the market last year. We hope all Colombian captive frogs in the future will have a legal origin.
Tesoros also owns and protects several hectares of natural habitat for a rich variety of wildlife and have a program for community conservation education. We feel very fortunate of having the possibility of work protecting the wildlife in this fascinating and megadiverse country.
Some images of the area protected by Tesoros de Colombia