Discover the biodiversity behind your coffee

Colombia possesses one of the world’s most diverse bird population. The majority of this wealth is found in tropical areas where the coffee plantations grow. One study by Cenicafe (Cenicafe) shows that there are more than 516 species of birds, animals, and plants that lives in the coffee fields.
The study focuses on the identification of the bird taxonomy and localization by coffee regions in Colombia. One of the main reasons is to discover what types of species live in the coffee regions, help to protect them, and educate coffee growers on the use of friendly agricultural techniques to respect & protect their habit.
Cenicafe’s study shows that 25% of the species found in coffee regions belong to birds, although this is thanks to the fact that coffee plantations areas are full of bushes, frutal trees, rivers, and valleys. It also shows that many of coffee grower do not understand the value of this biodiversidad in their regions which is why it is very important to educate coffee growers in the conservation of flora & fauna around them.
In Colombia, unfortunately, the government doesn’t do much in order to protect the wealth of flora & fauna, which is why new independent organization have been created by nature lovers and biologist to promote the conservation of this natural wealth.
This is why M I T A C A B E A N goal is to use part of earning and coffee lovers supporting to help independent organizations to keep spreading the message and educating coffee growers in the conservation of fauna & flora found in the coffee plantations.
M I T A C A B E A N wants to share with customers the beauty of nature behind your coffee and that all together we can make a good impact in this world by helping to protect this nature wealth.
Source: Cenicafe, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones de café. Programa de investigación científica 2014. Biodiversidad en zonas cafeteras.

This beauty lives in coffee fields in the Huila region. It is easily identified by its red head and stripes over its eyes. Its measure is 13 centimeters. In Colombia it can be found up north in Santa Marta to the south in Huila. It can fly up to 1900 masl.
Cientific name: Basileuterus rufifrons
Local name: Arañero cabecirrufo
Habit: It prefers bushes across humid forests and coffee plantations.
What it eats: This bird's diet consists of insects and spiders found
in vegetation close to the ground.
Conservation: Low risk, high population
Photo credit: Wild Second Neiva Huila, Colombia
By Biviana Andresen