For centuries, the Indigenous communities of Santa Marta, Colombia have safeguarded their land, giving refuge to hundreds of threatened species like the critically-endangered Brown Spider Monkey.
It’s a truly spectacular piece of the planet: snow-capped mountains, prehistoric rainforest, and crystal clear rivers running to the Caribbean Sea.
But now it could all change – mining and urban sprawl are eating away at Santa Marta, and the ecosystem’s survival is under dire threat. We can help!
These communities are working with our partner, Rainforest Trust, to urgently turn their land into an Indigenous-owned National Park. It’s the highest protection possible in Colombia, enough to lock out the miners and protect this precious place…forever.
It isn’t easy – there’s fees and red tape, and the land needs to be closely monitored to make sure miners stay out. But they’re ready to get to work – and if 5000 of us chip in the cost of a cup of coffee in the next 24 hours, there are generous donors offering to triple your donation! Can you help secure and protect this special place?
8 August 2022.