Hundreds of protesters have clashed with riot police and harassed spectators attending a bullfight in Bogota as the spectacle returned to Colombia’s capital for the first time in four years.
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.
The Cienaga Grande, Colombia’s largest wetland could be completely destroyed if more is not done to reverse decades of neglect.
Medellin authorities have declared a red alert over the city’s air quality that has become a health hazard for the 3 million inhabitants of Colombia’s second largest city.
They may not be able to speak for themselves, but Colombia’s animals just won a major legal victory. Recently, Colombia’s Senate unanimously approved a bill that changes the way animals are defined under the law.
Colombia’s Congress has introduced a bill to increase fines and lengthen prison sentences to more than three years in prison for animal cruelty offenses.
Colombia, South America’s third-largest economy, has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by at least 20 percent by 2030 as a contribution to a new agreement aimed at fighting global warming, the government said recently.
The isolated mountain range reaches altitudes of 18,700 feet and is the world’s highest coastal range. A study by the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies of Colombia revealed that there are less than 3 square miles of glaciers on the mountain range, merely 10% of what existed at the end of the 19th century.
The páramos – an otherworldly landscape of moss, moors and lakes. At altitudes of more than 3,000 meters above sea level, these unique and spectacular ecosystems act as a reservoir and provide drinking water to millions.
Rebel forces and criminal gangs in Colombia are cutting down rainforests and polluting rivers with toxic chemicals used to extract gold in illegal but lucrative mining operations, police authorities say.
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.
The nongovernmental organization World Animal Protection delivered the signatures to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia to this government agency prohibits the entry and trade of the mota fish for which about 1,500 pink dolphins are hunted annually in the Amazon.
Out of the 35,476 species of wildlife that live in Colombia, 395 are threatened, the total of 27,881 plant species, 1,178 are threatened.
At home animal trafficking has increased by 26 percent. According to official figures, around 2013 were recovered 20,150 animals while so far in 2014 have recovered 25,350.
A researcher in Colombia’s Titi Nature Reserve has discovered a new population of the critically endangered Colombian Spider Monkey. During a daytime survey last month, Juliett Gonzalez, a project scientist with ProAves, found 21 individuals, including adults, juveniles and infants.