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Leveraging Natural Climate Solutions in Colombia’s Most Biodiverse Region

Clouds over a rolling savanna in Colombia.
Sabanas del Manacacías The Orinoquia is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world and is home to a quarter of all the bird species known to live in Colombia. © TNC

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The Orinoquia plains are vast tropical savannas that connect the Andres and the Amazon. This mega-biodiverse region is one of The Nature Conservancy’s top conservation priorities due to its ability to be a lighthouse for a new standard of sustainable living on our planet.

Juliana Delgado, TNC Science Coordinator for Colombia, will share how implementing natural climate solutions in the region adds to Colombia’s climate resiliency. You’ll also hear from TNC Wisconsin Trustee Ankur Desai, the Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will highlight how Wisconsin and Colombia’s climates affect each other and speak to how the work in Colombia can impact the global climate.