In order to protect Colombia’s unique natural treasures ‒ comprising almost 500 mammal species, around 2,000 bird species and more than 30,000 plant species ‒ on a sustainable basis, we must act now. We want to make sure that peace among people doesn’t start a war against nature.
To this end, we have founded a coalition with two Colombian organisations, “Vivamos Humanos” and the foundation “Paz y Reconcialización”. The platform is intended to create jobs in ecologically sustainable fields and thus offer demobilised former rebels and veterans new prospects.
In addition, we are organising meetings with young people, farmers, representatives from science and politics for the purpose of raising public awareness. We are doing so alongside Colombia’s former president Ernesto Samper, as part of events entitled “Café, Paz y Medio Ambiente” (“Coffee, Peace and the Environment”).