Aug 20, 2017 | Updated: 10:39 AM EDT

Nature In Columbia: Find Out How To Preserve Its Rich Biodiversity

Apr 21, 2017 07:30 PM EDT

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Colombia - Twice the size of France, and with a diversity of landscapes and cultures that would be hard to find even in countries five times its size.
(Photo : World Travel Guides / YouTube) Pick a climate, and it's yours—if you find the light jacket weather of Bogotá cold, drive an hour down through the mountains and sunbathe next to the pool of your rented hacienda.

Researchers are setting out on a noteworthy joint effort to portray Colombia's plant and creature life, from thickly rich cloud woods to little-seen exhibition hall accumulations. This can be the beginning of the new era for nature in Colombia.

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As written in Phys.org, Prof Federica Di Palma, the head of International Research Organizations and the director of Science of the Earlham Institute is a part of the formation of BRIDGE Colombia. BRIDGE Colombia is a multidisciplinary network for understanding, promoting and preserving the biodiversity or nature in Colombia with the help of responsible innovation. Responsible innovation is the process which includes promotional activities with creativity and opportunities in the field of science and can be undertaken in public interest.

The partners in this major collaboration had a meeting in a workshop on 13 to 15 March located in Bogota for the agreement of new techniques and ways for protecting and valorising the nature in Columbia. BioPortfolio reported that nature in Colombia is a "mega-diverse", home to about 10% of the planet's aggregate biodiversity and very nearly one in 20 of all plant species around the world.

Over half is secured by woods, while wetlands and unlimited tropical meadow add to the blend. Record quantities of uncommon species flourish including around 100 jeopardized warm-blooded creatures, 34 types of an imperiled hummingbird, and 2,500 plant species at risk of annihilation.

In the beginning of the research, a year ago, the research team had only 4 members from the Earlham Institute and now Prof Di Palma has gained support from 23 UK and Colombian organizations for creating a lasting legacy which can benefit the wildlife as well as people of Colombia. "As well as being a source of wonder, the abundance of life or nature in Colombia is essential to help end hunger and malnutrition and to achieve economic growth and peace," Prof Di Palma stated. The research is expected to exhibit the financial estimation of common assets and to build up the bio-economy.


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