In 1980 in recognition of the tremendous value of the natural ecosystem is declared by UNESCO as “Reservation of Man and Biosphere”. Due to its characteristics the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared priority ecosystem for conservation in South America.
Here you meet the tropical humid forest with trees of high heights - until of 40 m - and in several species. They are plenty lianas, palms, ferns i.e.
The fauna is still bigger with bears, deer's and smaller species like armadillos, hedgehogs, ocelots and monkeys. Thousands of birds, insects and butterflies, making concerts of songs, buzzing and hisses.
Minca has history and is an ecological paradise with the crystalline waters river Minca and its immense green vegetation that keeps under the earth the archaeological reminds of its ancestors.
This wonderful scene served in the past as the habitat of the Tayrona culture and today are found in the highland indigenous peoples belonging to Kággaba(Kogi), Ijka (Arhuaco), Wiwa (Arzario) and Kankuamo.