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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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