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COLOMBIA WILL CONDUCT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE ANDEAN CONDOR

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COLOMBIA WILL CONDUCT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE ANDEAN CONDOR
(February 03, 2021) The objective is to identify the greatest possible number of specimens through observers distributed in different regions of the country and to calculate an approximate number of surviving individuals in the territory. This information will be crucial in the determination of conservation actions for this symbolic species in critical danger of extinction. The Andean condor is inherent to Colombia. It is not only a symbol on its national coat of arms; it is also imbedded in the culture of some of ...

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MORE THAN HALF OF THE WORLD’S FORESTS HAVE THEIR INTEGRITY AFFECTED

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MORE THAN HALF OF THE WORLD’S FORESTS HAVE THEIR INTEGRITY AFFECTED
(February 03, 2021) 60% of the planet’s forest coverage, survival of deforestation, has been impacted or transformed, highly or moderately, by man. The research led by WCS and recently published by Nature, appeals for a restraint of these modifications in the forest environment, if we want to prevent future pandemics or mitigate climate change. Talking of forests, often the concern is focused on the influence of deforestation on them. And it is quite frequently normal to measure what is destroyed, but almost...

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THIS IS HOW WE RESTORE A PÁRAMO

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THIS IS HOW WE RESTORE A PÁRAMO
(February 03, 2021) The Humboldt Institute, the Regional Environmental Authority of Risaralda (Carder), WCS and National Natural Parks of Colombia, with the support of the European Union, edited a document that embraces the main conclusions of a rehabilitation process of a section of Los Nevados National Park; it can now be replicated in any region of the country. Colombia has half of the existing páramos of the world that provide drinking water for 70 percent of its population. The country, with 36 pá...

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URRAS DOES NOT STOP REHABILITATING TRAFFICKED ANIMALS

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URRAS DOES NOT STOP REHABILITATING TRAFFICKED ANIMALS
(February 03, 2021) Primates, birds, reptiles and other individuals of wild and exotic fauna, victims of wildlife trafficking and other events such as accidents, rescues or migration, have one of their last opportunities of survival in the Unidad de Rescate y Rehabilitación de Animales Silvestres URRAS (Unit of Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wild Animals), in its headquarters of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia). More than 100 individuals arrive there each month, many with ...

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