As the highest environmental authority in the department of La Guajira, responsible for managing renewable natural resources and the environment, generating sustainable development in the area of jurisdiction, Regional Autonomous Corporation of La Guajira, Corpoguajira, It aims for the satisfaction of those who access it, regardless of ethnicity, geographic location or social status, through quality services involving continuous improvement.
Corpoguajira is a corporate body of public character, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy, own assets and legal status.
Implementation of policy plans, programs and projects on the environment and renewable natural resources, and give a full and timely implementation of existing legal provisions available, administration, management and use, accordance with the regulations, guidelines and directives issued by the Ministry of Environment, It is the object of Corpoguajira. A corporation that 1983 It was created under the National Planning Department, by Decree 3453.
It started functioning from 1985, with jurisdiction throughout the department of La Guajira and headquartered in Riohacha.
In his early years he adopted a strategy to develop its functions conducting interagency agreements and the formulation of the master development plan, focused administration, control, protection of natural resources and support services to local authorities and indigenous communities.
To expedite the provision of services of the Corporation in the southern part of the department, It was created in 1985 a territorial based in the municipality of Fonseca, where many of the activities carried out in this sector of La Guajira focus.
In front of the destinations of the state they have been outstanding professionals, currently the Director General is the Industrial Engineer Luis Manuel Medina Toro.
He is accompanied by a committed team that makes strategic actions to meet the goals of corporate programs of the entity.
The Corporation has jurisdiction throughout department of La Guajira, beautiful peninsula has an area exceeding 20.000 square kms, made of 15 municipalities, It has shared ecosystems with the Autonomous Regional Corporations Cesar, Magdalena and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In addition to 340 linear kms of coastline in the Caribbean Sea and three protected areas of national character: Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park, The Makuira Natural National Park and Los Flamencos Sanctuary. Additionally it has five regional protected areas: Protective Forest Reserve Montes de Oca, Musichi, DMI Serrania de Perija, the Manantial de Cañaverales and Bañaderos.
Corpoguajira future is projected as a recognized entity at the regional level, national and international, for his leadership and management excellence, protection, conservation and recovery of renewable natural resources and environmental. Toward that it points north, when effectively manage these resources relates; when you are looking to increase levels of user satisfaction, increase the rate of education and community participation in environmental management of La Guajira and ensure resources for continuous improvement.
Corpoguajira: Participatory Environmental Management, articulated and shared.