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south america / Colombia

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Located in northwestern South America, Colombia is bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the north west by Panama and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

November 9 is National Park Day in Colombia.
#DíaDeLosParquesNacionales

Events
http://conbio.org/mini-sites/iccb-2017

Headlines

In Colombia, Shade-Grown Coffee Sustains Songbirds and People Alike
A conversation with Colombian pop star Carlos Vives
Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Keep Having Sex and No One Is Sure How to Stop Them
La mitad de los ecosistemas del país está en peligro
Colombian World Heritage site in conflict area comes off ‘danger list’, as advised by IUCN
Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park removed from List of Heritage in Danger - WHC
a-tale-of-cities-lost-and-found
colombia-lost-city-sierra-nevada
avances-a-favor-de-la-conservacion-de-areas-naturales-protegidas
The dilemma facing the Colombian jungle
Chiribiquete

Peace Deal (Proceso de Paz)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-10/colombian-president-receives-nobel-prize/8109664
Colombia Farc: Celebrations after ceasefire ends five decades of war
Y si se firma la paz, ¿qué pasa con los Parques Nacionales?
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-03/what-s-ahead-for-colombia-after-voters-reject-farc-peace-deal
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-peace-idUSKCN12204M
http://colombiareports.com/colombias-opposition-urges-serenity-new-negotiations-farc-rebels
http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/paz/renegociacion-o-asamblea-constituyente-opciones-paz-far-articulo-658152
http://www.eltiempo.com/politica/proceso-de-paz/discurso-presidente-santos-en-plebiscito/16716838

Blogs

annie burbano
http://periodistanomada.wordpress.com - @wilprime

Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/parquesnacionalesnaturales/
Trek Sierra Nevada del Cocuy
Trek Teyuna - Ciudad Perdida
Colombia

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/instituto.humboldt
New Frontiers

Flickr Groups

El Museo del Oro visto por sus visitantes
Paisajes y naturaleza de Colombia
Aves De Colombia / Birds of Colombia
Colombia Natural

Tourism Portals

Turismo Colombia
Colombia.travel

Recommended Listening

Beyond cocaine - The Arhuacos live in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, on the Caribbean coast in northern Colombia, the world's highest coastal mountain range. After years of being caught in the crossfire of a quasi-civil war, the Arhuacos have found an ingenious way to stop cocaine production and regain control of their traditional lands. At the same time, they've developed a strategy to regenerate their sacred forest country.

Colombia - the plant that steals your free will? - Angel's Trumpet has a dark side. It's used to rob people by robbing them of their memory, and allegedly, their free will. For All in the Mind, clinical psychologist Dr Vaughan Bell goes in search of the truth about the drug Burundanga, and Brugmansia - a popular plant with a complex personality.

In Situ Radio
http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/es/insitu
http://tunein.com/radio/In-situ-Radio-s143405
https://www.facebook.com/notes/parques-nacionales-naturales-de-colombia/nace-in-situ-radio-la-primera-emisora-virtual-dedicada-a-la-conservaci%C3%B3n/169287506422458


YouTube

Parques Naturales

Wikipedia

Colombia
Macondo
Festivals in Colombia

Editing

Colombia
Bogota

Birds

ProAves

Biodiversidad 2015. Estado y tendencias de la biodiversidad continental de Colombia

Biodiversity

Este no es un inventario: Estado y tendencias de la biodiversidad continental colombiana - Humboldt - @inst_humboldt
Biodiversidad 2015. Estado y tendencias de la biodiversidad continental de Colombia

Parks

http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co - @ParquesColombia
http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/ecoturismo
http://insituradio.parquesnacionales.gov.co
http://mapas.parquesnacionales.gov.co:9090/visor_parques
http://www.colombia.travel/en/international-tourist/sightseeing-what-to-do/nature/natural-parks
http://www.icanh.gov.co/index.php?idcategoria=6214






Spotlight on Parque Nacional Natural Bahía Portete Kaurrele


a
https://www.minambiente.gov.co/index.php/component/content/article/122-noticias-minambiente/2219-descarga-el-calendario-ambiental-2016

Blogs

http://medellinliving.com
http://aventura-aburra.blogspot.com

Twitter

@ParquesColombia
@CaracolRadio
@newfrontiersadv
@inst_humboldt
@paramunos
@petrogustavo
@FNAmbiental
@srcano1
@MinAmbienteCo
@P_Conservacion
@naturetripscol
@thecolproject
@Catorce6
@Resnatur
@Corponaturaleza
@WWFColombia
@ColombiaMineria
@ElTiempoVerde
@Cantoalagua
@karismacol
@AreasMarinasCOL @ParquesColombia @MarVivaCOL
@MinAmbienteCo
@WWFColombia@FBiodiversaC

History

Independence was declared from Spain on July 20, 1810.

Indigenous Peoples

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arhuaco_people
http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/arhuaco

Bogota

Bogota

Tourism Industry

In 2008, Colombia welcomed approximately 1,000,000 foreign arrivals. However, overwhelmingly these were made up of short-stay visits of cruise ships to the Caribbean city of Cartagena de Indias. At the moment, aside from Cartagena, Colombia's leading destinations include Bogota, Medellin and Cali. The archaeological sites of San Agustin and Ciudad Perdida are also world-class attractions.

Residencia en la Tierra (Residence on Earth)

http://www.residenciaenlatierra.org - http://www.flickr.com/photos/residenciaenlatierra

Founded in 2009 with the purpose of establishing points of contact between diverse artistic disciplines, the main goal of Residencia en la Tierra (Residence on Earth) is to offer artists, writers, researchers, curators, and art lovers in general, an atmosphere that fosters the development of works of art and creative projects. We provide a place to reside, work, and reflect, as well as sponsor a wide range of artistic workshops. Residencia en la Tierra involves local people from the region in its activities and encourages the development of sustainable projects with cultural, environmental and social impact. We promote interaction and knowledge-sharing among our residents, facilitating a dialogue between different cultures, generations and artistic disciplines.

Chiribiquete National Park

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiribiquete_National_Park
http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/PNN/portel/libreria/php/decide.php?patron=01.0107
https://plus.google.com/107211279199499889048/about?gl=us&hl=en

Tayrona National Park

Parque Nacional Tayrona - Lonely Planet
Tayrona - Flickr
http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/travel/11Explorer.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tayrona_National_Natural_Park
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297484-d315698-Reviews-Tayrona_National_Park-Santa_Marta_Magdalena_Department.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-schrader/tayrona-national-park-col_b_1497954.html
http://floratheexplorer.com/pricy-paradise-in-tayrona-national-park-colombia

Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza

near Bogota
http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/PNN/portel/libreria/php/decide.php?patron=01.020212
http://www.parksinperil.org/espanol/dondetrabajamos/sudamerica/colombia/areaprotegida/chingaza.html
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parque_Nacional_Natural_Chingaza

Cartagena de Indias

El Museo del Oro del Banco de la República, dedicado a la sociedad arqueológica Zenú y a su orfebrería, es una de las cosas que vale la pena visitar en Cartagena de Indias.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/museodeloro/sets/72157614322096330
http://www.cartagenadeindias.com

The city's colorful cobblestone streets

White sand beaches.

A UNESCO Historical and Cultural World Heritage Site

Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, is today the country's main industrial,commercial and government center. This energetic, multicultural city embraces the contrasts of its colonial heritage with the modern architecture of an avant-garde, European style destination. Bogotá is also considered the gastronomic center of Colombia, ranging from local, authentic restaurants to gourmet cuisine.

http://www.foodrepublic.com/2014/06/02/when-cartagena-colombia-head-food-carts

Teyuna, the Lost City Arqueological Park

Guias turisticas de los parques arqueológicos nacionales - Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Hi

Guides in Spanish and English
http://www.icanh.gov.co

Medellín

Embraced by the Andes Mountains, Medellín is a modern and cheerful city that has become the industrial center for Colombia. This "City of Eternal Spring", where flower cultivation farms flourish and coffee grows abundantly, is the epicenter of textile production and worldwide fashion. The city's Manhattan style energy, combined with welcoming people and perfect weather, make it an ideal setting for business meetings and international events. The city provides a breathtaking backdrop for golf, horseback riding, hiking, paragliding and other outdoor activities. Major attractions also include shopping, historical and contemporary architecture, churches, museums and theaters.
http://www.planetizen.com/node/68318

Santa Elena

http://www.medellininfo.com/neighborhoods/SantaElena/index.html
http://poorbuthappy.com/colombia/travel/place/santa-elena

Santa Marta

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Marta
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Nevada_de_Santa_Marta

Taganga

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g1149024-d2303547-r171777230-Playa_Grande-Taganga_Santa_Marta_District_Magdalena_Department.html

Embassies

US Embassy

Travel

Destination Colombia - Lonely Planet
Bicibogota
Poor but Happy in Colombia
Colombia - South American Explorers
Sentir

Elsewhere on the Web

Colombia Project
Colombia Update
Area Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá
Inpahu
Fundacion Natura Colombia
Sentir
http://www.redturismosostenible.org
http://www.proexport.com.co
Is Colombia Safe?

Nature

Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt
https://www.facebook.com/instituto.humboldt
https://www.youtube.com/user/InstHumboldt
https://www.flickr.com/photos/102150567@N03
@inst_humboldt

Universities

http://www.uniandes.edu.co
Universidad de Cauca

Recommended Listening

Voodoo Love Inna Champeta Land - World Music Central
Colombiafrica - The Mystic Orchestra: Kumina - You Tube

Champeta is the riotous Afro-Colombian street sound of Colombia's Caribbean coast.

Quotes

We are putting our soul into this effort to protect our natural patrimony We’ve increased the parks budget this year to unprecedented levels [from US$3.5 million in 2007 to $25 million this year]. Our security forces have recovered wilderness once in the hands of illegal guerrilla and paramilitary forces. And we’re now creating new areas critical for biodiversity and the nation’s water supply.
Juan Lozano, Colombia’s minister of the environment in an interview with EcoAméricas

News

http://www.eltiempo.com - @ElTiempoVerde
http://www.elespectador.com

Mining

@MinMinas_
@ColombiaMineria

New!

http://pionerosenconservacion.net - @P_Conservacion

Events

July 16-18 Congreso de Areas Protegidas - @ParquesColombia
Facebook
Hashtag: #IIcongresoareas
http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/congreso/simposio-5-visiones-institucionales-y-comunitarios-fremte-al-uso-y-ocupacion-de-las-areas-protegigas/
http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/congreso/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PREMEMORIA-SIMPOSIO-6.pdf
http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/congreso/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PREMEMORIA-SIMPOSIO-7.pdf

Hashtag for Colombia's Protected Areas Congress #iicongresoareas @ParquesColombia

Nov Encuentro Internacional de Etnias
Facebook


Vallenato

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vallenato
http://colombiareports.com/unesco-declares-vallenato-endangered-cultural-heritage
http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/USL/traditional-vallenato-music-of-the-greater-magdalena-region-01095
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Colombias-Vallenato-Folk-Music-Endangered---UNESCO-20151201-0039.html
http://www.npr.org/2016/07/07/484944084/in-colombia-preserving-songs-that-tell-stories
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vallenato_Legend_Festival


World Travel Directory

New Frontiers
+57 3187361565 and +57 (035) 423-2968
Calle 27 #1C-74
Santa Marta, Colombia

Slang

http://seecolombia.travel/blog/2012/03/8-frases-que-solo-he-escuchado-en-colombia

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