The Largest Protected Rainforest Is Now a World Heritage Site; Goodnet

Colombia’s Serrania de Chiribiquete Natural National Park is home to nearly 3,000 animal and plant species…

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Five Great Reasons To Honeymoon In Cartagena; Jen O’Brien; Wedding Bells

Discover why this city is quickly becoming one of the most fashionable destinations in South America.

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Colombia’s new president faces daunting environmental challenges; Antonio Jose Paz Cardona; MongaBay

On August 7, Juan Manuel Santos ceased to be the president of Colombia and handed over the office to Iván Duque, who was the right-wing candidate for the Democratic Center…

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Chiribiquete: How the Latest UNESCO World Heritage Site in Colombia Honors the Jaguar; Chris Bell; Culture Trip

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Cartagena’s ‘Old City’ Undergoing a Vibrant Rebirth; Bill Cary; Mansion Global

The Colombian neighborhood offers iconic Spanish-Colonial architecture and a robust nightlife…

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Au revoir Paris: 5 new heart-tugging cities for romantic travellers; Lucy Jackson; SCMP

The hip, waterfronted destinations of Cartagena, Istanbul, Auckland, Tokyo and Udaipur will set the scene for people looking for love, fun and adventure…

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The world’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in Italy, Iran, Colombia and India; Bridget Hallinan & Meredith Carey; Condé Nast Traveller India

Get your passports ready, folks..

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An animal under threat: the mysterious symbolism of the jaguar; Sophie Foggin; Bogota Post

Panthera Onca. The jaguar. South America’s largest predatory carnivorous mammal. The Bogotá Post looks at this near threatened species’ role in relation to Chiribiquete National Park and indigenous culture, as well as the challenges its conservation poses.

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Colombian peace allows cultural jewels to re-emerge; Florence Panoussian; AFP

For millennia, indigenous Colombians have been illustrating their mythology in rock art, but these national treasures laid hidden — and preserved — during decades of war between government forces and Marxist rebels. In the heart of the Guaviare jungle, a strategic area that armed groups continue to…

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This is now the world’s largest protected tropical rainforest; RelaxNews

Colombia is now home to the world’s largest protected tropical rainforest and national park, with the recent expansion of its perimeters.

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