Category: Colombia

Deforestation rises in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Park as cattle invade; Antonio Jose Paz Cardona; Monga Bay

For the past several years, the Colombian Amazon has been hit harder by deforestation than any other region in the country, according to the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies (IDEAM). The institute’s 2020 report found that 158,894 hectares (about 1,589 square kilometers or 613 sq miles) were deforested in Colombia in 2019. Of […]

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Seven wonders of Colombia; Amelia Duggan; National Geographic

From animal encounters in rainforests to culinary experiences in historic cities, Colombia offers a heady mix of wild and cosmopolitan.

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Forget Cartagena, Explore This Untouched Colombian City; Allegra Zagami; Fodor’s

Beautifully frozen in time and unaffected by crowds of tourists—Allegra Zagami guarantees you won’t find any bachelorette parties here.

Source: Forget Cartagena, Explore This Untouched Colombian City

The IUCN includes the Colombian island of Malpelo in the green list of protected areas; Explica

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18 April: Covid-19 and the International Day of Monuments and Sites; Unesco

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Miles of rolling mountains in the Andean rainforest and colorful colonial-era towns: Here’s what it’s like to travel through Colombia’s Coffee Triangle; Lisa Marion Smith; Business Insider

It was a minor culture shock to go from Colombia’s cloudy, cold, and cosmopolitan capital to Pereira: hot, mountain tropical, and a mere 4,600 feet.

Source: Miles of rolling mountains in the Andean rainforest and colorful colonial-era towns: Here’s what it’s like to travel through Colombia’s Coffee Triangle

The Mysterious Lost Civilisation of Colombia’s Magdalena River; Simon Broughton; Wanderlust

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Cartagena calling; Bindu Gopal Rao; Tribune India

Take a journey back in time when you visit the delightful Colombian trading port, a Unesco World Heritage site…

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Why Cartagena in Colombia is becoming a must-visit destination; Jo Knowsley; Daily Mail

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Why Cartagena is South America’s most exciting city; Lilit Marcus; CNN

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Cartagena, set on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, is becoming a must-visit, especially for Americans and Canadians enjoying new, convenient flight routes. Find out the best things to do in one of South America’s most exciting cities.

Source: Why Cartagena is South America’s most exciting city

The Megalithic Funerary Art of San Agustín; Benjamin Oswald; Ancient History

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You’ll Fall in Love with Old Town Cartagena Colombia; Linda; As We Saw It

Cartagena’s narrow streets and gorgeous architecture have made its Old Town one of Latin America’s most popular destinations.

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Colombian coffee farmers are paying the price for climate change; Richard Schiffman; Grist

The smallest farms are being hit the hardest…

Source: Colombian coffee farmers are paying the price for climate change

Cartagena by Cruise Ship; Els Kroon; All At Sea

The port of Cartagena de Indias, as the city on the north coast of Colombia is officially called, has always been of great significance to the country. In pre-Columbian times the combative Carib Indians offered strong resistance to all the colonizing expeditions that tried to land on their beaches.

Source: Cartagena by Cruise Ship – ALL AT SEA

Five Colombian pueblos to visit before you die; Alfonso Tandozo; A Luxury Travel Blog

The most charming elements of Colombia’s colonial towns have been wonderfully preserved, giving each a sense of magic in the air.

Source: Five Colombian pueblos to visit before you die

7 ways wildlife won in 2018; Dina Fine Maron; National Geographic

Elephants, rhinos, whales, and other imperiled species received a boost this year.

Source: 7 ways wildlife won in 2018

South America’s other ‘Easter Island’; Christopher P Baker; BBC

The mysterious statues of San Agustín and underground tombs of Tierradentro, in southern Colombia, are finally rising from the dead after being off-limits for decades.

Source: South America’s other ‘Easter Island’

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…

Source: The Largest Protected Rainforest Is Now a World Heritage Site – Goodnet

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.

Source: Five Great Reasons To Honeymoon In Cartagena

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…

Source: Colombia’s new president faces daunting environmental challenges

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