Scientists studying Colombia’s rich biodiversity are among many celebrating the announcement of a permanent ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. After decades of limited access to Colombia’s most biodiverse areas, researchers can finally explore and document the plants, animals and microorganisms that make Colombia the second most biodiverse country in the world.
According to the website mongabay.com they have obtained a new, high-resolution satellite image of Petroamazona’s suspected pipeline and drilling platforms in the famed Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block. Obtained from Planet, the image was analyzed by the team at the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) just after Ecuador announced it had begun drilling in arguably the most biodiverse place on the planet.
Over the past 50 years, the productivity and biodiversity of this once teeming bay has plummeted due to pollution. The populations of Quintero, Ventanas, and Puchuncaví, located in the province of Valparaiso, are the most severely affected.
Natural protected areas help keep carbon emissions low by sequestering huge amounts of carbon and avoiding “carbon debts” caused by deforestation.
Therefore, the Dialogue Association from Venezuela -France, Blue Environmentalist Foundation and its researches worried about the Amazon and biodiversity, gave a press conference launching an alert about what is happening in Venezuela.
The rapid deforestation of a Dominican Republic National Park is finally receiving the attention it deserves from the country’s authorities and civil society, thanks to a project which is addressing the root causes of its destruction.
Identidad Madidi is a multi-institutional effort to describe yet unknown species of Bolivia. A “robber frog” with beady, gold-rimmed eyes and a bizarre bat with a record-long tongue are among the menagerie of species discovered during an expedition.
Argentinean scientists are working to preserve the planet’s biodiversity by making advances in the cloning of exotic species such as the Asiatic cheetah, a species in danger of extinction.
A study puiblished in online journal PLOS ONE from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has revealed the drastic effects of the major Amazonian Balbina Dam on tropical rainforest biodiversity. The research reveals a loss of mammals, birds and tortoises from the vast majority of islands formed by the creation of the vast Balbina Lake, one of the world’s largest hydroelectric reservoirs.
Most people would probably agree that human pressures on the land are bad news for wildlife. Practices such as agriculture can introduce pollutants to the environment, force out wildlife, and change local ecosystems forever.
The National Biodiversity Commission stated that 108,519 of the 519 species that live in Mexico, two thousand 556 are seriously threatened.
The native fauna and flora may be affected before the advance of the farming activity on the boundaries of Chaco National Park (PNDCh). The food chain would be cut with the increase of traffic and fumigation.
Colombia has proposed to collaborate with Brazil and Venezuela in creating the world’s largest ecological corridor, to mitigate the effects of climate change and preserve biodiversity, President Juan Manuel Santos announced.
Their advance has been so swift that today they represent a menace that is proving hard to control. Authorities in Argentina and Chile have authorised the hunting of the animals, but these efforts have not stopped the beaver.
Specialists from various countries agreed in praising Ecuador’s environmental policies, a nation of acknowledged biodiversity considered the global benchmark for the preservation of flora and fauna.