The marshes are bodies of water that are essential to the ecosystem, bodies of water which give life to extraordinary flora and fauna. These natural phenomena also attract economic interests that threaten to damage them, even to make them disappear, as is the case with the rivers and marshes of Magdalena Medio. In this region, full of water and environmental defenders, extractive activities, agribusiness and extensive cattle ranching are advancing, devastating in their path territories inhabited by ancestral communities, in the case of Sur de Bolívar especially Afro-Colombian peoples, peasants and artisanal fishermen.
The situation in Colombia is cause for real concern. During the first half of 2019 Colombian civil society and the international community have once again witnessed the persistence of armed conflict Continue reading Gathering knowledge, protecting life: the Peoples’ Intercultural University
I have lived in Barrancabermeja for the last 18 months, this city in Santander that grew around the oil industry. In all this time, with alarming frequency, I have heard and read about water pollution in the beautiful Magdalena River Continue reading The importance to protect the Magdalena River and the wetlands of Barrancabermeja
With the dawn comes rain, which is normal in Putumayo, or at least that is what they tell us about the rainy season in this beautiful department at the edges of the Amazon region. We thought the flight would be delayed, but it arrives early, Continue reading Solidarity with community struggles to defend the environment in Putumayo
An account of the first meeting of women from the Campesino Reserve Zone (ZRC) in the Cimitarra River Valley