The peace process in Colombia: new challenges and opportunities in conservation

Following what is hoped will be the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Clerici and collaborators at the University of Rosario called for a program of environmentally sustainable economic development. In a recent letter published in the October issue of the journal Science, they highlight the importance of adequate planning of rural development. This letter is an open call for a much-needed conversation amongst the academic community, the government, the industry and local communities to ensure that economic development does not come at the expense of Colombian biodiversity.

The letter can be accessed at


rbgeColombia aims to study the biogeography, evolution and conservation of Colombian biomes whilst running an outreach programme promoting its research. Find more here

Follow us on Twitter @rbgeColombia