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photos: deforestation in Colombia


Below you will find a collection of photos from Colombia. Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler in 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2011. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.


Environmental news for Colombia



Small scale deforestation in the Colombian Amazon



Jungle saw mill



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Overhead view of deforestation in the Colombian Amazon



Small scale deforestation in the Colombian Amazon



Deforestation in the Colombian Amazon



Ranch along the Amazon river



Aerial photo of shifting cultivation in the Amazon rainforest



Cattle pasture and rainforest near Peñaloza



Illegal forest clearing by colonists in an Afro-indigenous reserve



Aerial view of small-holder forest clearing for cassava in the Amazon



Smallholder rainforest clearing in the Amazon



Isolated rainforest tree



Felled canopy tree in a cattle pasture



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Deforestation for cattle pasture near Chugandi



Illegal forest clearing by colonists in an Afro-indigenous reserve



Deforestation by settlers



Deforestation for cattle pasture near Chugandi



Deforested hillsides in the Andean foothills



Cattle pasture



Forest near Penalosa



Rainforest tree fall



Deforested hillsides in the Andean foothills



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Forest island amid a banana plantation



Cattle pasture and forest



Aerial view of forest and small scale agricultural clearing in the Colombian Amazon



Deforestation by settlers



Airplane view of slash-and-burn forest clearing in the Amazon rainforest of Colombia



Cattle pasture and forest



Small scale deforestation in the Colombian Amazon



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Overhead view of slash-and-burn agriculture in the Amazon rainforest



Pasture on the bank of the Amazon river



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Cattle pasture and rainforest near Peñaloza



Deforestation by colonos in an Embera indigenous forest reserve



Pasture near Acandi



Forest island in a sea of bananas



Aerial view of likely indigenous forest clearing in the Amazon rainforest of Colombia



Forest clearing for yucca



Deforestation for cattle pasture near Chugandi



Mosiac deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Pasture on the bank of the Amazon river



Forest on the outskirts of Capurgana



Rainforest tree stump



Deforestation for cattle pasture and other cropsnear Chugandi



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Small-holder clearing in the Amazon



Small-scale deforestation



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Aerial photo of secondary and primary forest, small-holder cassava cultivation, and forset clearing in the Amazon



Small scale deforestation in the Colombian Amazon



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Large-scale banana cultivation in Colombia



Agricultural burning near Pereira




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