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Instinto de conservación
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Instinto de Conservacion [“Instinct for Conservation”] offers us a rare glimpse into the efforts to preserve natural ecosystems in Colombian national treasures such as the Tayrona Natural National Park and Gorgona Island’s Gorgona Natural National Park. The parks’ skillful guides educate us regarding diverse exotic- and often endangered- species, while highlighting some unique geographical, historical and touristic aspects of these spectacular sites.

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Instinto de conservación - Parque Tayrona - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

After a dramatic, illegal entrance into a Colombian world heritage site, the Tayrona Natural National Park, our hostess explains the reasons why this is damaging to the park's ecosystems as well as giving us an introduction to the many adventures that await us in future episodes of this seven-part series.

Instinto de conservación - Parque Tayrona - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

In part two of this seven part series about Colombia’s Tayrona Park, María Cecilia Sánchez escapes her frenetic city life to explore this natural national park from the standpoint of nature conservation, enlisting the help of field expert, José Castro, who explains geographic, historical and touristic aspects of the park's terrestrial ecosystem.

Instinto de conservación - Parque Tayrona - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

María Cecilia continues her exploration of Tayrona Park, embarking upon her first scuba dive to explore its underwater ecosystem.

Instinto de conservación - Parque Tayrona - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

Part four of this seven-part series about Colombia's Tayrona National Park explains a bit about the importance of its coral reefs and how they are studied.

Instinto de conservación - Parque Tayrona - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

In this fifth part of the series about Colombia's Tayrona Park, we learn how the San Rafael "posadas" (tourist inns) have been enlightening and life-changing for locals and tourists alike.

Instinto de conservación - Parque Tayrona - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

A seasoned fisherman tells us about some tricks of his trade as well as what it is like to practice it in a protected area such as Tayrona Natural National Park.

Instinto de conservación - Parque Tayrona - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

This last part of the series on Tayrona Natural National Park identifies the conflict between conserving and embracing the local fishermen, business owners, etc. as a fundamental part of the park and the fact that, despite having been there before the park was even a park, they are considered to be living there illegally.

Instinto de conservación - Gorgona - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

Welcome to Colombia's Gorgona Island, where more than fifteen species of snakes reside. Luckily, only four of them are poisonous.

Instinto de conservación - Gorgona - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Our tour guide, Belisario, tells us about some conservation efforts in an area of Gorgona Natural National Park which used to be a prison.

Instinto de conservación - Gorgona - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

The manner in which waste disposal is handled is of essential importance to the ecosystems of the island of Gorgona.

Instinto de conservación - Gorgona - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

Our tour guide takes us on a search for blue anoles, a highly endangered species of lizard found only on Gorgona Island.

Instinto de conservación - Gorgona - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

While some people on Gorgona Island search for the tiny blue anole lizard, others are determined to spot enormous humpback whales.

Instinto de conservación - Gorgona - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

Yimi, a tour guide in training in the Colombian Pacific, gives us an up-close and personal look at the area's humpback whales, also known as the yubarta.

Instinto de conservación - Gorgona - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Join our guides as they monitor sea turtles in the waters of Gorgona Natural National Park and explore some of the environmental factors which are currently a threat to them.

Instinto de conservación - Gorgona - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Colombia

Conservationists in Gorgona Natural National Park monitor endangered sea turtles, capturing them at night and marking them before releasing them back into the wild.

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