An indigenous group first contacted in the 1980s is being hit hard by deforestation, the coca trade, and violent groups.
Part of a four-part series on the security situation, and related human rights and environmental harms, in Guaviare department. A profile of an environmental defender assassinated in 2017.
A narrative of how illegal timber traders corrupted security, judicial, and other government officials in Santander.
Explores appropriate possible roles for the armed forces in combating rising deforestation.
A look at compliance in peace accord commitments and the security situation in Guaviare, a department in south-central Colombia with a heavy presence of FARC dissident groups.
Social leader killings have exploded in Caquetá, and few even get investigated.
Reveals the role of dissident groups and cattle ranching in the destruction of forest and national park land in Colombia’s south-central department of Meta.
A portrayal of indigenous communities resisting mining projects in southern Córdoba department.
After the peace accord, “the national government failed to ensure a functional institutional presence in several PAs [protected areas],” and deforestation increased.
In the Papayo indigenous reserve in the Bajo San Juan River region of southern Chocó, the community is showing severe signs of poisoning. This is due to pollutants dumped in the water by illegal precious-metals mining tied to armed groups.
A paramilitary group tracing its lineage back to extradited leader Hernán Giraldo is responsible for the murder of two environmentalists in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region.