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Biological characterizations in the Hacienda Macondo (Mapiripan, Meta)

Author(s): Diego A. Rodríguez Torres

Journal: Orinoquia
ISSN 0121-3709

Volume: 14;
Issue: S1;
Start page: 18;
Date: 2010;
Original page

A fauna and flora inventory has been made as part of the environmental baseline of the Hacienda Macondo. The farm has 5680 hectares, consisting of natural environments such as natural savanna, gallery forest and morichales. Inventories have been made in these natural environments under standardized methods of Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) oriented towards focus groups of fauna and flora. The results were the following: 63 families, 114 genders and 205 species of vascular plants; 35 families, 16 orders and 65 genders of birds; 32 species of mammals; 39 species of amphibians (9 amphibians and 30 reptiles); 2 classes, 16 families, 6 orders, 24 genders and 36 species of fish. The characterization of insects was focused on beetles, ants, bees, butterflies and orchid bees, reporting 11 families, 2 orders, 23 genders and 53 species. There have been several reports of endangered species and of the accelerated loss of vegetative cover because of fires and illicit crops.
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