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Colombia to Double the Size of Massive Amazon Reserve to Include Uncontacted Tribes' Land


Environment  (tags: world, green, GoodNews, environment, conservation, humans, politics, nature, ecosystems )

Cal
- 612 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Colombia may more than double the size of the remote and poorly-known Chiribiquete National Park to make it the biggest protected area in the Colombian Amazon, reports El Espectador.



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Christeen Anderson (490)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:52 pm
Thanks for this bit of good news.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:10 pm
Good on Colombia!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:40 am
We need to protect them and all of the Amazon as we can. This is good news indeed!
 

gia c. (4)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:34 am
good for colombia
 

Dave C. (214)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:16 am
smart idea, thanks....
 

. (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:43 am
News such as this is always welcome.
 

katarzyna phillips (6)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:18 am
lets hope it all goes through smoothly!
 

EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY (86)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:23 pm
Viva Colombia!
 

Nicolas Nasrallah (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:25 pm
Here's a smart nation protecting the most precious land on earth not for us but for the future of all living creature. Good for them , only if the greedy industrial nations would follow suit and stop raping the earth of all its resources.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:01 pm
Good news.!!
 

Yvonne White (231)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:09 pm
Yay Columbia!:)
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:18 pm
Great news!
 

pirjo sundqvist (160)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:29 pm
Way to go Colombia!! I have my fingers crossed that this proposal becomes reality
 

Jean C. (18)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:32 pm
Thanks for the great news and beautiful pictures, Cal.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:11 pm
Thanks Cal, for the great news. Hoping that it will come true & the resource developers show a lot of restraint.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:43 pm
Noted w/thanks for the good news, Cal.
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:11 pm
This is a definite win-win situation. Hopefully more countries will take notice and do the same for their homelands as well.
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:19 pm
noted.
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:20 pm
thanks for sharing good news
 

Winn Adams (192)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:36 pm
great!
 

Nimue P. (243)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:48 pm
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:09 pm
This entire planet is a reserve, which, unfortunately, most human beings never acknowledge.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:14 pm
Great news. Thanks Cal
 

Kris B. (136)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:13 am
Great news from out neighbor! Maybe this will inspire Costa Rica to protect more or atleast enforce the protected areas we have now.
 

Rock H. (254)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:55 am
This is still only a proposal. The Ministry of Environment is now negotiating with the Ministry of Mines on how to handle the areas currently zoned for oil exploration. It sounds like this has a great chance of being expanded though, because Decree #4633 requires the government to set aside land used by voluntarily isolated indigenous groups.

Smart move, Columbia!
 

John W. (30)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:32 am
Well done Columbia.
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:00 am
Thank you Columbia!

Noted, Thank you Cal.
 

Israel C. (17)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:12 am
Thatīs a big challenge to keep uncontacted tribes uncontacted . Hope Colombia will have success because the Brazilian government also wants to protect those indigenous people and South american nations must work together.
 

Barbara J. (9)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:15 pm
Good news for the park and indigenous peoples.
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:43 am
We need more green and protect different cultures
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Monday January 14, 2013, 12:16 pm
Fantastic. Brazil and other countries need to follow this example.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:58 am
Cool, thanks
 
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