Colombia takes ‘unprecedented’ step to stop farms gobbling forests

Indigenous communities that depend on Colombia’s Amazon rainforest for their survival will have more say over their ancestral lands, as Colombia adds 8 million hectares to its protected areas in an effort to stem forest loss. The new measures announced by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos  aim to create a buffer zone for the country’s southern Amazon region.

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Colombia takes ‘unprecedented’ step to stop farms gobbling forests

Indigenous communities that depend on Colombia’s Amazon rainforest for their survival will have more say over their ancestral lands, as Colombia adds 8 million hectares to its protected areas in an effort to stem forest loss. The new measures announced by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos  aim to create a buffer zone for the country’s southern Amazon region.

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