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Photographic Highlights from Colombia


PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM A SEP-OCT 2011 VISIT


Colombia's llanos: ranches, farms, and forest



Postman butterfly, Heliconius sp (blue form)



Black skimmer in flight



Butterfly



Gorgona island



Horned screamer



Hoatzins



Caiman



Sugar cane in Colombia



Blue-gray tanager



Blue-and-yellow macaw



Headshot of a green iguana (Iguana iguana)



Parrot



Sugar cane in Colombia



Baby caiman



Black skimmers



Parrot



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Cabybara



Cabybara



Gorgona shoreline



Cabybara



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Cabybara



Lizard



Hoatzins



Scarlet ibis



Green-tailed Jacamar (Galbula galbula)



Scarlet ibis



Caiman



Cabybara



Capped Heron (Pilherodius pileatus)



Cabybara



Cabybara



Brown Vine Snake



Caiman



Cattle



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Cattle in Colombia's llanos



Flock of egrets



Green-tailed Jacamar (Galbula galbula)



Hoatzin



Beach on Isla Gorgona



Ginger comb



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Cabybara



Blue-and-yellow macaw



Tortoise



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Cowboy fishing with a throw net



Green iguana on a river bank



Blue-and-yellow macaw



Snake



Bay on Gorgona



Wetlands in the llanos



Ginger combs



American Black Vulture



Playa Palmera on Gorgona Island



Big tree



Red crabs on Playa Palmera



Cabybara



Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)



Bird



Horned screamer



Frog



Butterfly



Isla Gorgona



Corn in Colombia



Hamadryas butterfly



Scarlet ibis



Cattle



Blue-and-yellow macaw



Oriole



Capybaras in a river



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Sharp-tailed Ibis (Cercibis oxycerca)



Red-headed jesus christ lizard



Orinoco Geese (Neochen jubata)



Iguana, up close and personal



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Corn in Colombia



Orinoco Geese



Woman cutting the head off a catfish



Hoatzins



White-headed capuchin monkey



Frog



Butterfly



Red-pink dragonfly



Industrial rubber plantation in Colombia



Cattle on a Colombian ranch



Dead armored catfish used as bait in Colombia



Sugar cane in Colombia



White-headed capuchin sticking out its tongue



Red crabs on Playa Palmera



Turquoise sea and rain forest of Isla Gorgona



Forest fragment amid cattle pasture in Colombia



Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)



Cattle



Deer



Ginger flower comb



Red howler monkey



Hoatzin



Playa Palmera on Gorgona Island



White-headed capuchin monkeys grooming



Fish



Windmill in a corn field in eastern Colombia



Hoatzins



Sugar cane in Colombia



Deer



White-headed capuchin monkey eating fruit



Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)



Industrial rubber plantation



Caiman



Cattle



Sugar cane in Colombia



Adult wattled jacana



Red howler monkey



Cattle



Hoatzins



Yellow-rumped cacique




2011 highlights page 1 | 2011 highlights page 2 | 2011 highlights page 3 | 2010 highlights | 2006-2007 trip highlights

Colombia Rainforest report
Colombia deforestation rates



News on Colombia

Colombia News | Mongabay Environmental News

Colombia News

On April 11, protesters angry over Salazar Calvo's death, many of them indigenous miners, march through the streets of Riosucio. Photo credit: Viviane Weitzner / Forest Peoples Programme.

Indigenous small-scale miners and traditional authorities in western Colombia are facing threats in the wake of a local leader’s murder this spring.

The El Dorado Nature Reserve sits within the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range on the northern coast of Colombia. ...

A landmark achievement was celebrated in southwest Colombia in May when the Colombian Institute for Rural Development approved the expansion of ...

Norway and Colombia are in talks to establish a partnership to protect the South American country's rainforests.

When an opportunity to acquire some crucial piece of habitat becomes available, conservationists don't always have the funds at their disposal ...

For many years, study skins of a bird languished in a dusty drawer in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural ...

Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil, making it the biggest component in the region's deforestation rate. Helpfully, ...

Conservation efforts in Borneo's embattled rainforest may get a boost with the launch of the newest version of an advanced airplane-based ...

No one had seen a single living blue-bearded helmetcrest since 1946, and the species was known only from preserved museum specimens. ...

A new platform will provide critical near-real time information and analysis on emerging threats to forests in the non-Brazilian Amazon. Officially ...

Deforestation, habitat destruction, climate change, and other man-made forces are threatening species around the world. But, often overlooked, overhunting is a ...

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has announced plans to create the world’s largest protected area, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to ...

Loss of tropical forests accelerated roughly 60 percent during the 2000s, argues a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. ...

A new campaign is calling on consumers to directly support forest conservation with their wallets. Stand For Trees is an initiative ...

Hungry for oil revenue, governments and fossil fuel companies are moving even further into one of the world's last great wildernesses, ...

What exactly is a forest? With forest definitions differing from country to country, and primary forests, secondary forests, and even tree ...

Only a small fraction of the $7.3 billion pledged under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program has actually ...

A coalition of governments and organizations today pledged to restore 20 million hectares (50 million acres) of degraded forests and ecosystems ...

A new study faults adaptive 'Novel Ecosystems' concept with ignoring true values of biodiversity and restoration. Over the past few years ...

A terror attack by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on facilities on the island of Gorgona has prompted Colombian officials ...
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