Risaralda, with 14 municipalities, of which 12 are part of the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia (CCLC), is the focus of commercial and industrial development in western Colombia. Its boom lies in the forced transit of products and merchandise between the departments of Antioquia, Caldas, Quindío and Valle del Cauca.
The main area of the CCL located in Risaralda has an area of 32,562 hectares. Landscape coffee is characterized by its high level of technology, with a 56% share in the total rural area. In its rich natural heritage, it is important to note that in addition to the Tatamá National Park, the department is the cradle of the Otún-Quimbaya flora and fauna sanctuary, located 14 kilometers from the urban center of Pereira. In this area three groups of howler monkeys are present, a representative species of the national fauna that is under threat of extinction. They also inhabit eagles, the tapir de páramo, the spectacled bear, deer and a diversity of birds. It has been reported the presence of paujiles and guans, abundant species of hummingbirds, mountain bull and a good number of eagle species, which makes bird sighting the most requested practice by visitors to the region. In addition to its natural wealth, this area stands out for being located in the center of the Quimbaya prehispanic territory. Likewise, Risaralda has important environmental reserves and protection areas of a departmental and local nature.
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