Colombia is a country of contrasts. From snowy white peaks to brilliant coral reefs, it has an extraordinary array of biological diversity, climates, cultures and people. Roughly 10% of all the Earth’s living species are found here, and Colombia ranks number one in the world in terms of bird, amphibian and butterfly species. More than 90 different indigenous communities live in Colombia from Wayuu people who live in the desert of La Guajira to the Cofán Pueblo in the foothills of Amazonia.
See how the Conservancy is helping ensure clean drinking water for Colombia’s capital — by protecting the city’s watersheds.
The Nature Conservancy is working with ranchers to introduce new farming methods that could save the cloud forests and increase ranchers' profits.
We helped complete a census of birds in coffee-growing zones of the tropical Andes.
See pictures of the wildlife, landscapes and people found in this region
Watch a slideshow of some of the landscapes, flora and fauna of Colombia's Andes, Caribbean, and Llanos.
See photos of some of Colombia's most beautiful birds!
What looks like a desert, but is really full of water?
1 in 8 people in Latin America lack access to clean water.