WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD IN WHICH HUMANS LOVE
AND PROTECT NATURE.
We are a non-profit foundation dedicated to sustainable and interactive environmental education for children and their communities. We are also devoted to the care of confiscated wildlife from illegal trading.
That is why we have preserved a unique native forest in the city to provide these animales a home and visitors the fantastic experience to discover precious biodiversity.
Because nature needs protection and future guardians.
Our home is a unique, preserved hectare of a tropical dry forest right in the centre of Santiago de Cali, Colombia’s third largest city. An experience of biodiversity.
Important ecosystems are endangered. Only one in ten animals survives illegal wildlife trading. Caring and engaged children will change the future.
We provide environmental education for children and communities. We give confiscated wildlife a home and medical care. We protect a precious ecosystem.
OUR 3 PRINCIPLES
Most of our animals are in danger of extinction and the land of our foundation is the last existing ecosystem of it’s kind in a city. We rescue, rehabilitate, protect and preserve.
“The work of El Refugio Foundation has a very high value in Cali. Here in the middle of the city, people are given the gift to experience the original nature of their country. From this awareness, the responsibility towards their environment is raised through knowledge that is easier conveyed when close in form.”
Gerhard Thyben, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany Cali, Colombia