Colombia’s newest botanical garden

Located in the Mesa and Tena municipalities this is the country’s 22nd botanical garden which will boost research and conservation in the region.

90% of our primates are threatened

Colombia is the third country with most primate species in the region, but most of them are threatened by deforestation, illegal traffic and hunting.

Ecological Conservation in a post-conflict time

Colombian ecologists will finally be able to assess the state of ecosystems that were off-limits to research and development.

Latam’s first habitat bank is launched in Colombia

A 1,5-million-dollar investment hopes to preserve at least 600 hectares of land and create more than 50 direct jobs.

Colombia’s biggest solar farm

Celsia Solar announces the opening of a solar farm on September in Yumbo, Valle del Cauca.

Illegal mining in Colombia is a growing threat

Ecosystems, water, biodiversity and Colombian’s health are endangered by the growth of this activity.

About 40% of Colombia’s land is degraded

Cattle ranching, agriculture, mining housing and tourism are among the causes and they could lead to a decrease in productivity and an imbalance in ecosystems.

How are invasive species damaging Colombian biodiversity?

Pigeons, African land snails and lionfish are some of the species threating the country.

Chiribiquete Park under threat

One of Colombia’s largest Natural National Parks is under threat from cattle ranching and illicit crops cultivation.

Over 46 tons of residues were recovered in Colombian cities

‘Limpiemos Colombia’ first edition results and here’s a project that could benefit from it.

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.

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