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Entries for December 2020

Monday, December 7, 2020
CANINE BINOMIALS, HEROES THAT CURB ILLEGAL TRAFFIC

The work of Police patrolmen and their dogs, known as canine binomials, is decisive to curb the illegal commerce of species. One of them, for instance, found 3200 turtles that were about to be trafficked from the Leticia airport (Amazon). However, the country has very few of these detection teams, while the crime is progressively more sophisticated.

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Monday, December 7, 2020
“I DREAM OF A COUNTRY WHERE BIOECONOMY RULES”

Silvia Restrepo, Vice President for Research and Creation at Universidad de los Andes, talks about the conclusions of the document related with environment and biotechnology that she coordinated.and that formed part of the final text that the International Mission of Wise Men submitted to the Government. It is a roadmap that draws a picture of a Colombian territory that exploits its biological resources adequately.

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Monday, December 7, 2020
31 YEARS ROAMING EL COCUY

Raúl Buitrago has worked for three decades at El Cocuy National Park, one of the most attractive reserve areas in Colombia. The expeditions throughout this reserve zone fill the stories of this man, who represents the dozens of park rangers who monitor the 59 national protected areas, administrated by National Natural Parks, entity that completes this month 60 years of existence.

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Monday, December 7, 2020
WE ARE GOING TO COLOR MAMMALS!

Two biologists from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, designed and edited the booklet Mamíferos de Bogotá (Mammals of Bogotá) that describes 20 species of vertebrates living in the city. They seek to call attention to the importance of these animals. Among the species presented are the Andean bear, the tiger cat, the paramo tapir, the puma, the white-tailed deer and other smaller ones such as the red-tailed squirrel and the hoary bat. It is a coloring booklet.

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