The Silvery-brown tamarin defies extinction

The Colombian primate has survived despite illegal trafficking and habitat loss.

Wiwas in charge of nature conservation

The Wiwa’s lands, once a full green landscape, is now a dusty field in the Colombian dessert that hasn’t stopped changing in the last years. Indigenous communities take action!

Colombian cities are preparing for a cleanup journey

This Sunday people from Colombian major cities be cleaning up their most emblematic places.

REDD+ in Colombia: ancestral knowledge as the base for development

Colombian take on conservation seeks to protect Amazonian biodiversity through indigenous traditions.

Colombian Ministry of Environment to invest 5,000 million pesos to clean up bay

20,000 families could benefit from the clean-up of the Tumaco bay in the Pacific region.

This year more than 20,000 animals have been trafficked in Colombia

Turtles, iguanas, caimans and canaries are the most trafficked species.

The war took care of the landscape

If Colombian peace deal comes to an end, tourism will replace the loneliness of countless beautiful places the war has kept untouched. 

10 tons of fish dead in Colombian Swamp

The Marine and Coastal Investigation Institute of Magdalena confirmed the elevated  death rates in Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta were caused by a lack of oxygen.

Bogota dumpster becomes an oasis

Conservation International and neighbors from Bosque Calderón in eastern Bogotá have rehabilitated the ecosystem and continue conservation efforts.

Colombia inaugurates Latin America’s first large-tire recycling plant

Colombian mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. has inaugurated Latin America’s first large-tire recycling plant, which will export part of its production to other countries in the region and to Asia.

Colombia court revokes mining decree over areas the size of Minnesota

Colombia’s constitutional court revoked a government decree from 2012 that would allow mining in nine areas, together approximately the size of Minnesota.

Local governments can restrict mining projects

Colombia’s constitutional court on Wednesday struck down a law which requires mining permits be issued exclusively by the national government, a decision which could open the way for provincial and local authorities to restrict mining in their areas.

264 plants provide pollen for honey bees in the Province of Cauca

Guamos, citrus, coffee, guarango, rue, chamomile, sambucus and chirco are just some of the trees responsible for providing pollen to honey bees of the municipalities of Timbío, Totoró and Piendamó in the Province of Cauca.

From Latam to Africa: A lion's dream

A wildlife advocacy group prepares to send more than a dozen lions rescued from Peru and Colombia to a sanctuary in South Africa.

Amitus fuscipennis wasp helps control whiteflies

Farmers of the settlement of Regaderos (Province of Valle del Cauca) have the remedy in their crops to attack the greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum). Amitus fuscipennis is the wasp which roam plants around vegetable crops and suck its extrafloral nectar.

Caño Cristales protected from Fracking

Uproar in Colombia over fracking plans near one of country’s most unique ecosystems

In Northwest Colombia, Whales, Waves and a Dancing Bird

Chocó attracts far fewer tourists than the country’s Caribbean coast, this remote area is well known to vacationing Colombians, who visit on summer weekends to watch humpback whales breaching near shore.

Over 60,000 hectares affected in Colombia's wildfires

The Colombian National Risk Management Unit informed over 1500 fires havepresented since January.

The world has 8 newly delimited moorlands

Colombian President announced 100,000 hectares of the rare ecosystem will be delimited. In February a court had declared oil, gas and mining operations illegal in these territories.

Big bucks in the fight againt deforestation in Colombia

The UN Development Program will invest 7 billion pesos ($2.2 million) this year to support efforts against deforestation in Colombia.

Grass and cattle tainted with oil waste

Ten species of common pasture type grass (Brachiaria spp.) used in the Middle Magdalena Region were tainted with heavy metals such as lead and cadmium.

Bogota's forest fires increase greenhouse effect gases

Additionally pollution impacts the surrounding fauna such as small mammals, rodents and bird life, modifying the urban landscape.

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