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Latam Eco Review: Ports imperil Colombian crocodiles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Below are summaries of the most popular stories by our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, from the week of June 11 17. Among the top articles: Port projects in northern Colombia threaten the mangrove habitats of American crocodiles. In other news, the Waorani people of Ecuador use camera traps to record an astonishing diversity of species in their territory. New maritime cargo ports threaten Cispat Bay in Colombia Five hydrocarbon ports operate in the Gulf of Morrosquillo in northern Colombia. Two more are planned one for cargo; the other for bulk and coal in Cispat Bay, one of the countrys best conserved mangrove ecosystems. Around the bay, more than 8600 hectares of twisted mangroves offer refuge to fish, mollusks, shrimp and a crocodile at risk of extinction: Crocodylus acutus, the American crocodile, known locally as the needle crocodile. American crocodiles in Cispat Bay. Image courtesy of Asocaiman. Ecuador: Waoranis of Pastaza record the incredible animals that live in their forests Waorani people who live near oil block 22 in the Ecuadoran Amazon installed camera traps to record the incredible biodiversity of their forests. They hope to show the government why it is worth conserving their territory from the advance of petrochemical activity. Camera traps installed in 180,000 hectares show very special wildlife. Jaguars, oncillas, and bush dogs are some of the species they have been able to register in their natural habitat. Image by Daniela Aguilar for Mongabay. Guatemala: Qeqchi indigenous leader loses her nephew and now

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