Saving Barbacoas’ Forests and Wetlands Reaches 76% of Target SEARCH NEWS

New Granada cross-banded tree frog (Smilisca phaeota), Middle-Magdelana, Barbacoas ©Johann Chrétien


Donations to support the protection of this untouched wilderness in Colombia’s middle-Magdalena Valley have reached £224,200 of the £295,000 total.

World Land Trust launched the appeal in February, at a time when no one could have foreseen the devastation that the Covid-19 pandemic would cause. We are living in changing times, and there is no one that has not been affected, directly or indirectly, by the virus.


Anartia amathea butterfly ©WLT/Richard Cuthbert

Anartia amathea butterfly, El Silencio, Colombia ©WLT/Richard Cuthbert


This project will enable Fundacion Biodiversa Colombia to protect a further 642 acres in this important region, safeguarding the wetlands and allowing them to reconnect forest fragments with El Silencio and Selva Verde.

Every penny donated has reminded World Land Trust of the connection that our supporters and our partner organisations have, a partnership forged with a shared respect and love for the natural world. 

Together, we will be able to continue our work to protect threatened habitats and species around the world, acre by acre.


Yellow-headed gecko (Gonatodes albogularis), middle-Magdalena, Barbacoas © Johann Chrétien


You can explore this project in more detail by taking a look at stories of Barbacoas here.


We wish to thank you for your continued support in these uncertain times.


Barbacoas Wetlands ©Catalina Giraldo

Barbacoas Wetlands, middle-Magdalena valley ©Catalina Giraldo


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