Colombia is listed as one of the world’s “megadiverse” countries, hosting close to 10% of the planet’s biodiversity. Worldwide, it ranks first in bird species diversity and second in butterflies, freshwater fishes and amphibians. Sadly, illegal trade of wildlife, deforestation, overexploitation of resources such as mining, pollution, uncontrolled feral cats and dogs are threatening wildlife in Colombia. This working group aims at addressing these issues through cooperation and dialogue among relevant national and international stakeholders.
What do we want to achieve?
- A reduction in wildlife trade and trafficking
- Improve the conservation of protected species
- Humane management of exotic species with special focus on hippos
- Regulation of bycatch
- Humane management of feral cats and dogs
- Regulation of the exotic pet trade through Positive Lists
We need your help to protect wildlife in Colombia. If you are interested in participating or supporting the endeavor of this working group please get in touch with us.