Fulfilling the purpose of recognizing ecology as a scientific discipline that studies the relationship of living beings with the environment, and evaluating the work of ecologists, the United Nations has instituted on November 1 as "World Day of ecology and
In particular, working as an ecologist in Colombia is an arduous task; Suffice it to say that our country is next to Brazil and the Philippines, the three worst destinations for an ecologist. In the last 7 years, 102 environmentalists have been killed: only between 2016 and 2017, 61 were reported. And at the end of the day, there is an impunity of 97%; that is to say, these deaths are not clarified either, and therefore the guilty remain without being identified and
This dramatic situation is the black backdrop of Ecology and the courageous ecologists in Colombia, who do not work but struggle, so that this relationship is harmonious and we have a country where species are not
On this day of commemoration, SANAMBIENTE expresses its admiration and respect for these professionals who make such a valuable contribution, while at the same time expressing its support for all initiatives aimed at preserving the environment.