Inspired by his daughter, National Geographic photographer Kike Calvo set out to create a children’s book that would encourage young readers to see the world in new ways and create positive change. His book-making project led him down an incredible path of creative collaboration, culminating in The Adventures of Pili in New York. He took us behind the scenes of this multi-lingual book project, … Read More Behind the Book with Kike Calvo
With great honor, I am humbled to announce I have been granted a 2020 Safina Center Fellowship. To be included within a group of highly creative thought-leaders making the case for Life on Earth makes me deeply happy. What it is even more important to me, is how it all started. I crossed paths with Carl Safina in Patagonian waters. We shared conversations, probably … Read More Safina Center Fellow
The Adventures of Pili partners with El Parche Coffee’s Fundraising 365 program in order to raise funds year-round to support the Adventures of Pili programs. Each coffee order funnels money to support and grow our amazing project and the children who will benefit from them. You will receive the world’s freshest 100% Colombian Arabica coffee shipped directly from the El Parche farms to your … Read More El Parche Coffee’s Fundraising 365 program
We had the honor of being interviewed by Venezuelan anchor Patricia Fuenmayor for her TV Spanish show at Univision 41. To see the full interview please click on the photograph below:
Our books are being used by NGOs from across the world. Yesterday, Anthocephala, The Birding Association from Tolima (Colombia) organized an educational bird day with Colombian kids. Our colouring books were used to inspire the little ones. Children spent the day learning about Colombian birds and drawing their favorite ones. The event was hosted at Finca la Rivera, and it was supported by the … Read More Our Books inspire Kids in Tolima
Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world. Moreover, it is a country of birds. Boasting more than 1,920 species it has become a paradise for birdwatchers around the globe. With a record number of 1,590 birds seen in one day, Colombia was crowned birdwatching world champion for the third consecutive year during Global Big Day 2019, organized by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University. Kike Calvo and Walter Carzon did an incredible … Read More ProColombia loves The Adventures of Pili
After months in the making, we finally went to print 5,000 copies of our books The Young Birdwatcher´s Logbook and The Adventures of Pili Coloring Book: Birds of Colombia. The goal: Distribute 5,000 free copies to disadvantaged children in remote communities of developing countries.
With the support of our donors, along with the help of Colombia Photo Expeditions, Cortolima, and Via40Express, we will distribute 5,000 copies of The Young Birdwatcher´s Logbook and The Adventures of Pili Coloring Book: Birds of Colombia in remote communities in Colombia and beyond. The official launch will match the beginning of Festival de las Aves del Tolima.