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Thursday, August 13, 2020
IN EL TUPARRO NATIONAL NATURAL PARK, RESEARCHERS MONITOR THE POPULATION STATUS OF GAME ANIMALS FROM WHICH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES BENEFIT

With the images gathered, researchers will make an analysis of the occupation of ungulates or hoofed mammals, as the tapir, to adapt environmental management measures in the protected area. The camera traps will give clues on the status of this type of fauna usually hunted, for food, by the ethnic groups that live in the protected area.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
THE SUBREGION NORTE DE CALDAS, AN EXTENSIVELY TRANSFORMED BUT BIODIVERSE TERRITORY

In the midst of the identification of the Ecological Structure (conservation area network) for this part of the department, basis for its sustainable land use plan, a WCS Colombia team identified 24 species of amphibians, 227 of birds, 14 of reptiles, 53 of mammals, 64 of bees and 439 of plants, in parts of forests located within a territory pressured by livestock farming and agriculture and in which only 20 percent of the original natural ecosystems survives.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
‘IT HAS BEEN AN ORGANIZED RESTORATION, LINKED WITH THE COMMUNITY, WHICH CAN BE REPLICATED IN OTHER COLOMBIAN PARAMOS’

Érika Nadachovsky, of the Regional Environmental Authority of Risaralda (Carder), talks of the recuperation of 258 hectares of paramo within Los Nevados National Natural Park, degraded by livestock farming, an initiative of the project ‘Proyecto Páramos Biodiversidad y Recursos Hídricos en los Andes del Norte’, financed by the European Union. Nine thousand native plants were planted, with the aim of restoring original paramo landscapes in part of the ecosystem.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
A RETURN TO THEIR HABITATS IS NOT ALWAYS AN OPTION FOR TRAFFICKED FAUNA

The consequences of illegal traffic in animals extracted from forests or jungles in Colombia, are usually irreversible. Few can return to their habitats, because the physical abuse they receive inhibits their capacity to feed and fend for themselves and many lose their hunting instincts when they are domesticated. It is ironic, but the recovery of their freedom becomes a challenge that few can overcome. We learned about the attempts of the Reserve La Ñupana to rehabilitate species that have suffered this calamity and its efforts to set them free in the jungles of Guaviare. 

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