The Heart of What We Do

The Cataruben Foundation is a not-for-profit organization located in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, the Colombian Orinoquia region, in northern South America. We develop nature-based climate solutions to conserve biodiversity, water, and strategic ecosystems in this region. Cataruben also has a Research, Technological Development, and Innovation Department (R+D+i) that generates carbon offset knowledge.
The main services provided by Cataruben are the development of specialized consultancies in climate change mitigation, the quantification of GHG reductions and/or removals in the AFOLU sector, and the development of technological solutions aimed at improving the processes in the life cycle of a climate change mitigation project. Our experience and the work we have done over the years have allowed us to become a benchmark at the local, regional and national levels.


We develop nature-based solutions through science, technology and innovation by avoiding and removing GHG emissions, generating net biodiversity gains and reducing the water footprint in order to contribute to sustainable development goals.


In 2030 we will be recognized nationally for our sustainable, replicable, and innovative natural resource management model.

Of water and biodiversity in strategic ecosystems within private properties.

Promote conservation

From deforestation and the land use change in private properties in wetlands, grasslands, foothills, moors, Andean forests, and Andean hills of northern South America.

Avoid and eliminate GHG emissions

An economic model that rewards farmers and owners for direct conservation activities and implementing sustainable practices.

Economically Incentivize

A job with a human focus 

Cataruben has a human approach to sustainability and climate change mitigation. We implement natural climate solutions and grant most of the income to farmers who directly implement climate change mitigation activities. Through our focus, Cataruben has been able to improve the life quality of more than 300 families, eliminate 1.5 million tons of CO2EQ and avoid degradation, deforestation, and land use change in more than 200 thousand hectares of strategic natural ecosystems.

Our team

We offer a creative and innovative space for people who want to expand the limits of climate change mitigation projects and help communities. You will join a team, a team of people who help each other and grow together. Cataruben employees work at our modern headquarters in Yopal, Casanare. We celebrate our achievements, we help each other, we promote open communication and there are group activities and snacks!

This is what it’s like to work in Cataruben:

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Maria Fernanda Wilches Fonseca

I lead an exceptional team that innovates to minimize the number of threatened species and maximize carbon sequestration while improving water quality regulation in northern South America.

Contact: [email protected]

Eduwin Hincapié Peñaloza
Super líder Biodiversidad

Environmental business researcher specialized in carbon credits from natural ecosystems, the industrialization of nature-generated products such as butterflies, oils resins, and cocoa, and Data business development.

Contact: [email protected]

Sandra Duarte
Super líder Carbono

I lead the operational carbon strategies of different initiatives in natural ecosystems and agroecosystems in Northern South America.

Contact: [email protected]

Shirley Rojas
Gerente de Innovación Y Productividad

I lead innovation, scientific research, and technological development to efficiently conserve through natural climate solutions.

Contact: [email protected]

Patricia Luna
Gerente Económica

I lead accounting coordinating, analyzing, and controlling resource management for the analysis and decision-making of Cataruben’s operations.

Contact: [email protected]

William Barragán
Gerente de Relacionamiento

I lead the international relations and marketing aspects of Cataruben, establishing and implementing strategies for brand recognition, and Cataruben’s products and services sales.

Contact: [email protected]

Yudi Sanabria
Gerente Integral y mejora continua

I lead anthropological management through human resources and the implementation, monitoring, and constant improvement of our comprehensive management system.

Contact: [email protected]

Ronny Renne Rojas Reina
Gerente TIC

Lidero la innovación y desarrollo tecnológico como gerente de TIC, enfocado en eficiencia y soluciones avanzadas.

Contact: [email protected]

Daniel Ospina
Superlíder de agua

Lidero la gestión de la huella hídrica, a través del manejo eficiente de los recursos humanos y la constante implementación, seguimiento y mejora de nuestro sistema integral de gestión del agua.

Contact: [email protected]

Jhoan Martínez
Gerente Geoespacial

I lead the Paramuno initiative which protects strategic high-mountain ecosystems.

Contact: [email protected]

Marinela Camargo
Superlíder Atención

Encabezo la excelencia en la atención, liderando la gestión del talento humano y supervisando la implementación, seguimiento y mejora continua de nuestro sistema integral de atención al gestor del ecosistema.

Contact: [email protected]

Our Policies

In order to meet the highest standards, needs, and expectations from our allies, our operations at Cataruben are based on the following policies. We invite you to get to know them.

Integrated Management System (pdf)

Política de prevención de consumo (pdf)

Política de comportamiento vial (pdf)

Política de propiedad intelectual (pdf)

Política de conflicto de intereses (pdf)

Política de prevención del acoso laboral (pdf)

Política de Privacidad y Protección Datos Personales (pdf)

Política Anticorrupción y Antisoborno (pdf)

Política Gestión Riesgos (pdf)

Política de Donaciones y Patrocinios (pdf)

Política de Equidad de Género, diversidad e Inclusión (pdf)

Código de Ética y Conducta (pdf)

Política de Adquisiciones, Compras y Contrataciones (pdf)