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Friday, May 29, 2020
BIOLOGICAL CORRIDORS ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SURVIVAL OF BEES

A research led by Catalina Gutiérrez, Country Director of WCS Colombia, proved that biological corridors, generally designed and implemented for vertebrates, also contribute to the preservation of bees, especially those that require forests to survive. Corridors provide them with food and places to build their nests and help them connect between populations. The study was conducted in the Barbas-Bremen Soil Conservation District in Quindío, Colombia.

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Friday, May 29, 2020
TOLIMA LAND OWNERS LEAD A REVOLUTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF WATER

The communities that form part of the project ‘Río Saldaña, una cuenca de vida’, are determined to protect this vital resource with the implementation of responsible practices at their farms, such as basic sanitation, management of organic waste and ecological restoration, leading to sustainable agriculture and livestock farming.

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Friday, May 29, 2020
A HARLEQUIN FROG THAT REAPPEARED AFTER ALMOST TWO DECADES OF ABSENCE HAS ITS REFUGE IN CHOACHÍ

In Choachí (Cundinamarca) Carlos Ríos, a man of peasant origin, dedicated his farm to the conservation of Atelopus lozanoi, an endemic harlequin frog that disappeared at the beginning of the century and was rediscovered in 2016. WCS joins Parques Nacionales de Colombia to support this conservation effort with monitoring, environmental education and productive projects.  

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Friday, May 29, 2020
A GROUP OF SPECIALISTS IS UPDATING THE RED LIST OF COLOMBIAN PLANTS

The Colombian Plant Specialist Group, led by Cristina López, biologist of Universidad de Antioquia, is working on the most updated Red List of Colombian Plants, with the purpose of implementing conservation plans. The project is endorsed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute.

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