Saving the Hearth of the Earth( Arahuaco ethnic group Colombia )

"The heart of the Earth" was dying until its traditional inhabitants started to save it.

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, the highest coastal mountain rage in the world, has been humanly and environmentally threatened for decades by coca growers, guerrillas, paramilitary groups and government infrastructure projects. With a bold and risky plan the Arahuacos have managed to raise funds to buy the land surrounding their protected areas so no more damaging actions would take place in the sacred mountain which shelters several ecosystems and kms of water basins. Their fight has just started.(text available in english and spanish by María Pérez-Plá)


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