Chapter 1


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Biological Collections are Natural Heritage

In order to guarantee the perpetuity of biological collections, it is necessary for collections to publish information online, have specialists for taxonomic curatorship, and enough resources for managing and conserving their facilities


The Biological Collections of the Humboldt Institute

The biological collections of the Humboldt Institute are a specific, cooperative, active, and massive source of scientific knowledge about Colombian biodiversity.


The Inventory of Colombian Diversity at a Species Level

A large amount of data regarding biodiversity is not yet accessible or visible, so effective and timely actions for the integrated management of biodiversity are limited. - See more at: file:///C:/Users/carlos.cubillos/Google%20Drive/RET/htdocs/biodiversidad/en/2015/cap1/103.html#seccion2


Genetic Information in the Colombian Context

Genetic information is a key tool for managing and conserving biodiversity. However, this level of biological organization still needs studying in Colombia


Amphibians in Colombia

Colombia is the second country in the world, after Brazil, with the greatest species richness of amphibians. The country must therefore assume the challenge of consolidating information about this biological group in order to develop strategies for its conservation


Biological Diversity in Paramo Ecosystems

To increase existing knowledge about an ecosystem that is currently threatened, it is essential to consolidate information on paramo species and publish biological data online


The Forests of Colombia

Despite the important assortment of available information about the forests of Colombia, there are many information gaps in subjects that are relevant to their appropriate management: invasive species, genetic aspects, ecological studies in transformation scenarios, and approaches to Colombia's post-conflict


Biological Records of the Colombian Tropical Dry Forest

Despite the growing number of research regarding the Colombian tropical dry forest and some efforts to collect biological records of its species, it is not yet possible to establish maps of species distributions for this ecosystem. Therefore, systematic sampling of different biological groups is needed and nationwide data should be consolidated in order to prioritize conservation areas


The Crocodilians of Colombia

Understanding the natural history, demography, and exploitation levels of crocodilians is essential to formulate effective conservation and management efforts