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

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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 A (370)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:52 pm
Thanks for this bit of good news.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:10 pm
Good on Colombia!

Daniel Partlow (179)
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

David C (139)
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!

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 Alves (52)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:01 pm
Good news.!!

Yvonne White (229)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:09 pm
Yay Columbia!:)

Sonny Honrado (5)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:18 pm
Great news!

Pirjo Sundqvist (174)
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 (63)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:43 pm
Noted w/thanks for the good news, Cal.

Sheri Schongold (7)
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

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

Winn Adams (179)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:36 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:48 pm

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 (3)
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!

. (0)
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 (21)
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.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:43 am
We need more green and protect different cultures

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:58 am
Cool, thanks
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