jueves, 24 de febrero de 2011


It is an aquatic plant with floating leaves that can reach up to 2 meters in width. It grows in quiet waters that are rich in nutritious substances. The stem of the flower is spiny. The flowers, of an enormous size, are white or pink and emit an intense perfume. The fruit matures under the water and serves as food for the fish. The indians use it as if it were a grain. In Colombia it is found along the shores of the Amazon in the Trapezoid. It possibly exists along the shores of the Lower Putumayo.

martes, 15 de febrero de 2011


The Amazon region is one of the most important and largest jungles in the world, that's why is so necessary to protect it from deforestation. Local residents and non-governmental organisations have joined with local and regional authorities to defend the flora, fauna and water resources and halt the destruction of the rainforest.

The natural reserve Heliconia is also compromised to this cause, all the available activities in our programs are environmental friendly, and with the visit to the native communities you learn to love and respect the amazon jungle as they do.

martes, 8 de febrero de 2011


The smallest of the existent simians. It can weigh between 40 and 60 grams and fits perfectly in a shirt-pocket. With lion-like tans and grays and abundant fur, it looks like a miniature lion. It is hunted mercilessly because it is greatly valued as a pet.

miércoles, 2 de febrero de 2011


They are located in the middle valley of the Curuca River, on the upper Meronal River, and upper and middle Ituí River. Approximately 960 people are recognized in the area as the warriors of the macana, for their use of a staff of sturdy hard wood as a weapon of war, although for hunting and fishing they turn to other elements such as spears and bow and arrows, arrows with vivid ornamentation like the typical costume where the predominate colors are white, blue and black.