Tropical dry forests are in a critical condition of fragmentation at worldwide level, of the original covers that covered 9,000,000 hectares (22,239,484 acres) in Colombia only less than 8% remains, despite this, the Dry Forests have low representativeness in the National System of Protected Areas since of the existing remnants only 5.4% is under some category of protection. So, one of the integral strategies for its management has been to increase the areas for conservation, ecological restoration, and enrichment of the affected areas such as secondary forests and stubble, in order to connect future forest remnants Dry.
For this reason the ESC Foundation team since 2010 has been working hard in partnership with other entities such as the Autonomous Regional Corporation of the Atlantic (RCA) and municipal councils for the implementation of this conservation strategy, which has allowed us to lead the process of declaration of 5 protected areas totaling 5,947.12 hectares (14,695.65 acres) distributed in the Department of Atlántico and Bolívar.
Ésta reserva constituye uno de los núcleos de conservación de bosque seco tropical más importante del departamento del Atlántico, además de sustento para la provisión de servicios ecosistémicos clave para el bienestar de las comunidades humanas que viven en sus inmediaciones.
It is located in the municipality of Usiacurí, the department of the Atlantico has an area of 837.17 hectares (2,069 acres) where approximately 17 families live.
The Ceibal-Titi Monkey has a total extension of 421.39 hectares (1,041.3 acres) and represents one of the most important relicts of dry forest in the Colombian Caribbean plain
Located in the forested areas of Lomas de Juan Congo, in the Municipality of Luruaco - Atlántico, it has an area of 1,304.4 hectares (3,223.2 acres) comprised of three plots, it represents one of the main habitats for cotton-top tamarin and a patch of dry forest in good condition.
The RDIM Palmar del Titi is located between the municipalities of Luruaco and Piojo, west of the Department of Atlántico. It has an area of 2,622 hectares (6,479 acres), consisting of 47 properties.
The El Palomar Reserve is located in the Municipality of Piojó in the northwest of the department of Atlántico, has an extension of 772.3 hectares (1,908.4 acres) and is composed of 19 private properties.