Grupo Prodeco and Corpocesar United in the Operation of the Wildlife Care Center in Cesar
In a ceremony that will take place on February 28, Grupo Prodeco will turn in to the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Cesar - Corpocesar, the operation of the Wildlife Service Center, which has been operating since 2012 in the Calenturitas mine, for the management and attention of the biodiversity of the areas of influence of our companies and the region.
This is done within the agreement signed between Prodeco and Corpocesar in November 2017, in which both entities work for the knowledge, management and conservation of biodiversity in the department of Cesar.
The event that will be held at the Center’s facilities at the Calenturitas mine will be attended by Mark McManus, president of Grupo Prodeco, Kaleb Villalobos, director of Corpocesar, and will welcome the members of the local authorities, the communities and allied entities.
"We have decided to join forces with Corpocesar, who will make available a team of experts for the operation and administration of this specialized center. We are sure that with their experience they will be able to make significant improvements to the techniques that we currently use for the identification, rescue and relocation of fauna. For its part, Grupo Prodeco will provide support and deliver the necessary financial and human resources to make this agreement a success", said Mark McManus, president of Prodeco.
For his part, the director of Corporcesar, Kaleb Villalobos, said: "We are happy and grateful with this important alliance to safeguard the heritage that wildlife species represent for our department. Corpocesar already has the Wildlife Assessment Center, is the most modern specialized center in the Caribbean region, to attend to wild animals that require protection and special care; and with this new Prodeco rescue center, the reintegration of wildlife species to their natural environment will increase".
The Wildlife Care Center of Grupo Prodeco, unique in the Cesar mining corridor, will continue to carry out its functions of rescue, scare away and freeing of wildlife in the Calenturitas and La Jagua mines, and will also serve as a support unit for the Center for Attention and Valuation of Fauna and Wild Flora of the department of Cesar.