On Wednesday, 5 December, the Earlham Institute (EI) hosted a senior delegation from four of Colombia’s national science organisations; AGROSAVIA (Colombian Corporation of Investigation on Agriculture), Humboldt Institute, IIAP (Spanish for Environmental Research Institute of the Pacific) and SINCHI (Amazon Scientific Research Institute).Read more
SOMETIMES WINNING THE peace can be more complicated than winning the war.
At least that seems to be the hard lesson that Colombia is learning as deforestation and cocaine production skyrocket following an end to its 52-year internal conflict.Read more
The Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes (SAL) project closed the year with a voluntary agreement with the producers who stand to benefit from the project for the conservation, protection, and restoration of forests and sources of water on their farms.
Colombia’s Amazonas department has two municipalities – capital Leticia and the small community of Puerto Nariño, located two hours up the Amazon River by boat.Read more
In the wake of Colombia’s peace deal, the rush to clear Amazon jungle for cattle ranches and coca caused deforestation to soar. A new scheme hopes to enable farmers to make a sustainable living from the forest.Read more
After a half-century of conflict, Colombia is regaining control of vast biologically rich areas that had been havens for rebel groups. Now, scientists are racing to create plans for conservation and sustainable development to head off an influx of illegal loggers and miners.Read more
BY : María Paula Rubiano EL ESPECTADOR English edition • WORLDCRUNCH
BY : Mariela Osorno & Natalia Atuesta, Instituto SINCHI Researchers, for TV news