The City of Knowledge Foundation, through the Vice Presidency for Business, made the presentation of the “Results of the Rapid Ecological Evaluation at the Dr. Rodrigo Tarté Biological Reserve“, on Wednesday, June 26, at the Foundation’s main building. The event was intended to provide information to collaborators and strategic partners about the Reserve and keep them informed of the activities that take place on campus.
According to the General Plan of Use, Conservation and Development of the Canal Area, the projected use for this place corresponded to the category of “mixed urban high-density use”. However, the fate of this area changed in 2009. That year, the FCdS made a request for the concession of these lands to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the Interoceanic Region Authority (ARI) for the creation of an ecological reserve.
It was in 2011 when the Administrative Unit for Reverted Areas (UABR, for its acronym in Spanish), belonging to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, issued a favorable resolution with which the use and administration of the two plots adding up to 21.8 hectares of forest were transferred, free of charge and for a period of three years, to the Foundation City of Knowledge. The period has since been extended until today, for the creation of the Reserve.
The Foundation plans to use the area for the development of research studies on different topics, environmental education in situ (living classroom), as well as an ecological tourism site for small groups and with specific interests such as bird watching, meditation and other activities that allow the conservation and preservation of this natural heritage site.
Soon, the Dr. Rodrigo Tarté Biological Reserve will be an area dedicated to the use and enjoyment of environmental services provided by nature within the peri-urban area of Clayton and the City of Knowledge Campus, which will, in turn, contribute to the Foundation’s vision of providing an environment that promotes the community’s well-being.