Colombia: Bridging the Gaps Between What Is Needed and What Actually Exists Regarding the Protection of Its Amazon

  • Ana María Hernández Salgar
  • Luz Marina Mantilla Cárdenas


This chapter examines how policy and its legal framework are crafted and applied, with a focus on the complex conditions of Colombia’s Amazon region. The authors, two of the country’s leading scientists and policy specialists, critique how law is formulated, how political interests shape its provisions, and how much regulatory and institutional support it actually enjoys. Colombia has long been recognized for its strong judiciary and its centralized administration, but the environment may be the area that benefits least from their support.


Amazon Colombia Environment Indigenous peoples 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana María Hernández Salgar
    • 1
  • Luz Marina Mantilla Cárdenas
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander Von HumboldtBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones CientíficasLeticiaColombia

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