New Report Shows Colombian Biodiversity Endangered by Humans

BOGOTA – Biodiversity in Colombia, one of the richest on the planet, faces a “discouraging” future after centuries of human degradation of the continental ecosystems, according to a report released in Bogota.

The 2014 Biodiversity Report, prepared by the Alexander von Humboldt Research Institute, offers an exhaustive analysis of the status, trends and challenges of biodiversity in Colombia.l


GR:  The human impact has many facets, but at its root is population growth.  Construction, invasive species, deforestation, toxic chemicals, and greenhouse gas are all increasing along with population.  Colombia, growing slower than many other countries, has tripled its population to near 50,000,000 since 1960, and shows no signs of slowing.


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