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Colombia Celebrates Biodiversity Day #SoyNaturalista

Poster: Parques Nacionales de Colombia, #SoyNaturalista

#SoyNaturalista = Literally, I am a naturalist.

Hashtag used by Spanish-speaking tweeters. Here we take a deep dive and applaud the work in Colombia which uses the #SoyNaturalista hashtag as a translation of a bioblitz.

Key Links
http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co

http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/es/soynaturalista

https://twitter.com/ParquesColombia

Celebrating the Diversity Days

While Planeta.com is not able to join in person, we applaud this experience from abroad. It’s another example of how Colombian parks and park enthusiasts reach out to locals and the world by showing and sharing ecotourism experiences. The upcoming trips are scheduled on May 21 and 22 to celebrate World Culture Day and the International Day of Biological Diversity, which this year explores connections with sustainable tourism. Local travel enthusiasts, if you attend, let us know!

 

Early Translation
Celebrate the ‘Day of Biological Diversity with a visit to Colombia’s protected areas. See through the eyes of a naturalist, recording biodiversity through technology and sharing knowledge with others.

During these trips participants will explore the diversity of the high Andean moors and forests where species such as frailejones, variety of mosses, arborescent ferns, the most beautiful orchids, condors, lizards, fog frogs and countless colorful birds and butterflies inhabit.

Participating is very easy! Follow these steps:

  • Choose the Natural National Park in which you want to experience the #SoyNaturialsta experience according to your location
  • Fill out the registration form that you will find in the information of each park.
  • Cancel the registration value online
  • Download the application iNaturalist and Google Play and App Store and select Colombia as country to use Naturalist

Chingaza Natural National Park

Located two hours from Bogota, in the Eastern Cordillera between the departments of Cundinamarca and Meta.

Date: May 21

Value: $ 82,000 pesos per person

What’s included?
Transportation: Bogota – Chingaza Natural National Park and return to Bogotá
– Food: snack and lunch
– Souvenir
– Travel insurance

* Entrance to the park is free

Registration form

Sanctuary of Fauna and Flora of Iguaque

Located in the department of Boyacá, between the municipalities of Arcabuco, Cómbita, Chiquiza, Villa de Leyva and Sáchica.

Date: 20th and 21st of May

Value: $ 260,000 pesos per person

What does it include?
Transportation: Bogotá – Sanctuary of Fauna and Flora Iguaque and return to Bogota
– Lunch: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, a dinner and a refreshment
– Accommodation
– Souvenir
– Travel insurance

* Entrance to the sanctuary is free

Registration form

Sanctuary of Fauna and Flora Otún- ​​Quimbaya

Located in the department of Risaralda, 45 minutes from Pereira.

Date:  20th and 21st of May

Value: $ 145,000 pesos per person

What’s included?
– Transportation: Airport – SFF Otún Quimbaya – Airport
– Food: a breakfast, 2 lunches, a dinner and a refreshment of the field
– Shared bathroom accommodation
– Souvenir
– Travel insurance

* Entrance to the sanctuary is free

 Registration form

 

Questions

  • What information is online in English about Colombia’s parks and tourism? We would love to know the basics as well as detailed tips for visitors.
  • What’s happening in Colombia to celebrate World Environment Day (June 5)?
  • Are there any Colombia amigas/amigos willing to help edit the Wild Colombia page of the Planeta Wiki?

 

Wiki

http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildcolombia

http://planeta.wikispaces.com/colombia

http://planeta.wikispaces.com/bioblitz

 

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