biodiversity project

El Globo Cloud Forest Habitat Bank





Area size

345 ha

Project duration

30 years

Credit name

Terrasos - Voluntary Biodiversity Credit

$ 25.00 USD

One unit represents protection of 10 m2 land for 30 years.
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El Globo Cloud Forest Habitat Bank

The first Habitat Bank to conserve the Cloud Forest in Colombia is located in the Cuchilla Jardín-Támesis Integrated Management District (DMI). Known as thewater star of southwestern Antioquia, this area is within the ecosystems prioritized as being of high interest for conservation in Antioquia.

This conservation initiative has an extension of 345 hectares and is inside  El Globo Natural Reserve, which has one of the few remnants ofNative High Andean Forest ecosystem that are still preserved in the region.

The ecosystems within El Globo Habitat Bank are very important for wildlife because they provide connectivity between different habitat areas and promote the ecosystemic balance necessary for the subsistence of many species in a number of taxonomic groups.

The High Andean Forest ecosystem areas inside El Globo Habitat Bank are strategic for regional development as they provide important ecosystem services related to water regulation, carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling. On the other hand, these areas of forest are also presented as an exceptional place to neutralize the impact of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity; since their extension makes possible biological processes that are fundamental for the preservation of many species.

With the implementation of this Habitat Bank, for a period of 30 years,will conserve 304.08 hectares of forests,will enrich 27.1 hectares of secondary vegetation and will restore 14.29 hectaresof shrublands and grasslands in a High Andean Forest ecosystem, which, despite having good representation in RUNAP, is highly fragmented throughout the national territory.


Native High Andean Forest ecosystem T1.1Tropical/Subtropical lowland rainforests







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6. Clean Water and Sanitation

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

12. Responsible Consumption and Production

13. Climate Action

15. Life on Land

17. Partnerships for the Goals


GBF Targets

3: Conservation

4: Extinction

22: Solutions / Inclusion

1: Managing strategic areas

2: Restoration, 8: Climate change


Ecosystem Services

Genetic material

Global climate regulation

Rainfall pattern regulation

Water flow regulation

Water supply

Water purification



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According to secondary information and the baseline characterization completed, in this Habitat Bank we are protecting  many species such as: more than 290 species of birds, 8 amphibians, 24 reptiles, 12 bony fish, 29 butterflies and 76 species of mammals.This wealth is a reflection of the area´s potential for conservation, research, birdwatching and environmental education..

Some relevant records are the yellow-eared parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis) and the crested eagle (Spizaetus isidori), two bird species that are in the “Endangered” category, and the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) which according to the IUCN red list is "vulnerable”; conservation status.

During the baseline characterization, 156 botanical collections, from which the following were recorded:

🌿 Three (3) species where only their type specimens were known, that is, the specimen with which the description was made.

🌿 71 endemic species, 29 species listed in Appendix II of CITES and 20 species on the IUCN red list.

🌿 Two (2) new possible species for science of the generaMeriania (Melastomataceae) and Magnolia(Magnoliaceae).

🌿 The species Habenaria repens (Orchidaceae), previously reported only for the departments of Cundinamarca and Magdalena, is reported for the first time in Antioquia.

Find more information about the list of species here.


Terrasos is a company specialized in the structuring and operation of environmental investments. Their work is focused in four main areas: offset and environmental investments, impact analysis, development of the intervention strategies and data management.

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Banco de Hábitat Bosque de Niebla - El Globo
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