Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Floristic Inventory of Las Orquideas National Park, Columbia

For a look at preliminary results from Assistant Curator, Paola Pedraza, Ph.D. floristic inventory of  Las Orquideas National Park in Columbia, if you can read Spanish, check out the article in El Colombiano.

photo by: Giovanny Giraldo

This article in the Christian Science Monitor is easier for English speakers:

"A band of humid rainforest hugs Colombia’s Pacific coast, isolated from the rest of South America by the formidable Andes mountain range. Known as the Chocó biogeographic region, it is a treasure trove of biodiversity. And Las Orquídeas National Park, straddling the border between the rainforest and the mountains, is like a jewel in the crown. Despite the biological bounty of Las Orquídeas, much of it remains unexplored."

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