Latest News for: Colombia wildlife


State Department has a novel approach to stopping traffic in wildlife

Federal News Radio 05 Nov 2021
I think this was true in the Colombia event a couple of years ago, right, the embassy engaged with the host government to identify what are the biggest issues that we can help jointly address? So I think one of the key outcomes, too, of these Zoohackathon events is that they ...

Blue carbon: the hidden CO2 sink that pioneers say could save the planet

The Observer 04 Nov 2021
Off the Caribbean coast of Colombia, rare manatee calves have been spotted in the canals and rivers of Cispatá Bay’s mangrove forests ... María Claudia Diazgranados, a marine biologist and CI’s blue carbon director in Colombia, said ... Part of the 11,000-hectare mangrove forest in Colombia’s Cispatá Bay.

COP26: Latin America’s lack of climate unity

La Prensa Latina 02 Nov 2021
Colombia, for example, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, said it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 51%, end deforestation and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. According to a report from the World Wildlife Fund, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Suriname have the most ambitious climate pledges.

Pablo Escobar's 'cocaine hippos' are legally people, US court rules

The Keene Sentinel 26 Oct 2021
Colombia had considered culling them, but Luis Domingo Gómez Maldonado, an animal rights lawyer, filed a lawsuit in that country in July 2020 seeking to prevent their killings ... and deer, to Colombia ... wildlife experts to be deposed in support of the legal proceedings in Colombia.

Depositions show Matt Huffman, Bob Cupp froze out Ohio Redistricting Commission members during legislative redistricting: ...

Cleveland 26 Oct 2021
Rotunda Rumblings ... Rep ... The Colombian government is considering killing or sterilizing the hippos, a non-native species to Colombia and one of the largest and most dangerous mammals on the planet. While the court ruling has no bearing in Colombia, it does allow the Animal Legal Defense Fund to depose two wildlife experts in sterilization from Ohio ... 1.

Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled hippos into Colombia. Officials are now sterilizing the invasive species.

Union Leader 18 Oct 2021
The USDA donated 55 doses of the drug to Columbian wildlife officials. Colombia has proved to be a "hippo paradise." ... Without that natural check, their numbers exploded in Colombia, where water is plentiful year round, food is abundant and there are no predators big enough to threaten them.

A herd of ‘cocaine hippos’ from Pablo Escobar’s private zoo are being sterilized

The Observer 17 Oct 2021
A group of rampant hippopotamuses, introduced by the late Colombia drug lord Pablo Escobar to his private zoo, are being sterilized by the country’s wildlife services, after mounting concern that the 80-strong herd presented a potential environmental disaster as an invasive species.

Feature: Colombian botanical garden serves as learning center for biodiversity conservation

Sina 16 Oct 2021
CALARCA, Colombia, Oct ... Elevated bridges, a labyrinth and trails for observing birds and other species make this a place for entertainment, while its variety of wildlife make it an important resource for species conservation, particularly for Colombia's flora.

The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2021 Winners

The Times/The Sunday Times 30 Sep 2021
Honourable mention for wildlife went to Kristhian Castro from Colombia for this Galapagos sea lion calf waiting for its mother in the sand on the beach at San Cristóbal Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador ... Wildlife, second place, Mateusz Piesiak of Poland ... Third place in Wildlife went to Viktor Vrbovsky of the Czech Republic.

Record $5bn donation to protect nature could herald new green era of giving

The Observer 29 Sep 2021
... our enormous bounties here on Earth, safeguarding nature and protecting our lands, waters and wildlife.” ... A cloud forest in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, one of the world’s most irreplaceable nature reserves and home to high concentrations of threatened wildlife.

US House blocks defense funds for Colombia's coca spraying

Democratic Underground 24 Sep 2021
https.// The citizens who have been suffering because of this practice will be so thankful, as they have been deeply harmed, along with the wildlife of Colombia, and livestock, pets, and of course anyone caught outdoors when it happens.

Medell�n park readies over 100 rescued turtles for release into wild

La Prensa Latina 24 Sep 2021
According to the Conservation Park, which deals with the rehabilitation, reproduction, release and monitoring of native species, freshwater turtles are highly affected by illegal wildlife trafficking in Colombia, because they are relatively easy to catch and sell.

Corruption at Every Stage: Legal Actors Meet Criminal Networks

InSight Crime 22 Sep 2021
Further down the chain, there is also evidence of corrupt CAR agents on the ground facilitating illegal logging and wildlife trafficking in Colombia's Amazon and beyond ... As corrupt CAR agents stoke illegal logging and wildlife trafficking across Colombia's Amazon region, officials at other public institutions also facilitate environmental crimes.

World Safaris Names James Ward to Chief Adventure Officer

Watauga Democrat 20 Sep 2021
Ward has also traveled in exciting wildlife destinations on continents other than Africa. "I believe his travel experience in Alaska, India, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador will be especially helpful to those who wish to expand or initiate wildlife conservation travel in destinations outside Africa," says LaRock.