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Illegal Mining, Logging, and Coca Cultivation Are Ravaging Colombia’s National Parks

New peace deal with the country’s largest insurgent group, FARC, offers hope of a reprieve

Colombia’s national parks were created as both a showcase for the country’s spectacular biodiversity and as a protected refuge for its delicate ecosystems. But in recent years, they have instead become a haven for criminal activities that are leaving a trail of…
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by: James Bargent – June 29, 2016

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