Deforestation near the Medellín River and Caldas, Antioquia, Colombia. Photo: medea_material, January 2008.

A Conservation-Based Future in Colombia

A.J. Rohn

By properly including indigenous and impoverished peoples in the new economy and securing communal land rights in the forests, as well as fostering soil recovery in areas of coca cultivation and managing resource extraction, Colombia can move into a more equitable and environmentally sustainable future.

The Caño Cristales up close. Photo: Mario Carvajal, Caño Crystals Project.

Caño Cristales, the Rainbow River

Elizabeth Borneman

The river Caño Cristales, is also known as the river of five colors for the vibrant path it winds through the Colombian landscape.