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Colombia celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Updated: Apr 23


To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Colombia joins the #EarthOptimism digital event organized by the Smithsonian to virtually share some of the conservation efforts taking place in the country. Together with The National Audubon Society, one of the most important organizations in bird watching and conservation, Colombia invites followers of Earth Optimism to learn about the project with which young people are being trained in bird identification and ecology, so they can be certified to become guides and giving bird watching tours, adding to the economy of the areas where this activity is frequent. At these places bird watchers directly support locals and communities, preserve biodiversity, and nurture an emerging ecotourism industry. Likewise, during the virtual event that has a line of experts in ecology and global conservation, audiences will be able to see Chiribiquete, one of the 6 documentaries of the series made by the Colombian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation that explores this area of the country through the eyes of an expert who delves into this gem of our Amazon to tell the world about its treasures and diversity. The event that starts on April 22 includes presentations, conversations and films about conservation success stories around the world, to raise awareness and inspire others to continue these efforts and start new ones. The event that was scheduled to take place DC, changed its format to become the first of its kind. It is a free event that does not require registration. To connect click here https://earthoptimism.si.edu/

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