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A conservation scientist enlists Colombia's ex-guerrillas in a new cause: preserving their country's biodiversity
by Rodrigo Perez Ortega
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8 July 2020
On 8 July 2020 Science reported:
For more than 50 years, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war ... from the remote jungles of Colombia. In 2016, FARC and the Colombian government signed a peace agreement. Suddenly, a question loomed: How to reincorporate 14,000 former combatants back into society? Jaime Gongora, a wildlife geneticist at the University of Sydney, saw an opportunity. Gongora now leads a group of researchers from the United Kingdom, Australia, and 10 Colombian institutions who are working with ex-combatants to study Colombia's native plants and animals.
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A native of Colombia, 'I saw how many people were being impacted directly and indirectly by the conflict,' he says. But he also believed in the potential of conservation to give the ex‑combatants a new purpose. After all, they had spent years in the jungle and knew it better than anyone.
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