Book: Ranch El Frío and the Heart of the Plains
Ranch El Frío and the Heart of the Plains
Direction by Alexander Degwitz and coordination by Natalia Díaz. C.A. Invega. Valencia 2008.
Publication that describes the characteristics of Hato El Frío for its launch as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Hato El Frío has 63,000 hectares of Apureño wetland where traditional ecological livestock is practiced in harmony with the environment. The edition tells the history of the ranch, the characteristics of the wetland, the recovery of the caiman of the Orinoco, the idiosyncrasy of the ranger (llanero) of the area and a detailed description of the biodiversity existing in the ranch, narrated by specialists José Ayarzaguena, Jose Luis Canelón, Emilio Clavijo, Tony Crocetta, Natalia Díaz, Antonio Galán, Rafael Hoogesteijn, Carlos Lasso, Miguel Ortega, Anabel Rial, Gabriel Osorio and Richard Savage. The publication features a prologue by Alexander Degwitz and Javier Castro Viejo, creator of the Biological Station El Frío, and includes bibliographic references to more than 120 publications on the Hato. The publication’s prologue is by Alexander Degwitz and Javier Castro Viejo, founder of the Biological Station El Frío and includes bibliographic references to more than 120 publications on the Ranch.