Controversial Colombian port project is on


For nearly 10 years, Indians and environmental activists have sought to stop construction of a multi-purpose port on the ecologically rich and fragile coast of Dibulla, an impoverished Caribbean municipality. They have sent hundreds of protestors to the project site, petitioned environmental authorities and filed suit. But despite those efforts and a two-year suspension of the project ordered by environmental authorities, construction of the US$13 million Brisa Multipurpose Port resumed in late September in Dibulla, which lies at the foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest coastal range. The Brisa Port is being carved out of an area of dry forest interspersed with numerous wetlands and mangrove swamps that harbor migratory birds and species including the vulnerable American... [Log in to read more]

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