So often, we’re inundated by news of how the globe is dying, climate change is killing species, and we’re losing valuable land and ocean. This news is true. These are facts, regardless of what some want us to think.
At the same time, it is also true that there are those who are fighting to stop, if not reverse, this impending catastrophe. Along with the likes of David Attenborough, there are others, and in some cases, nations, that are also fighting valiantly for change. One such place is Colombia.
Columbia is home to Serranía de Chiribiquete, a tropical rainforest national park. It is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna, having the largest “rates of plant diversity in the northern Amazon.” In Serranía de Chiribiquete, one will find “lowland tapirs, giant otters, giant anteaters, woolly monkeys, jaguars, and the Chiribiquete emerald hummingbird, the only endemic species in the Colombian Amazon.”
In an historic move, the president of Columbia, Juan Manuel Santos, expanded the part from 6.9 million acres to an astonishing 10.7 million acres, making it the world’s largest tropical rain forest national park. To put that in perspective, that’s the size of Massachusetts and New Hampshire combined.
In a time when nature is becoming less accessible, even less available, and when more is becoming known about the importance of it for mental health, this stands as good news for both the globe and its inhabitants.
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