In December, 2012, the Kogi’s dream to protect Jaba Tañiwashkaka became a reality. The Colombian government designated the site as a National Cultural Monument, a new category of protection that can be declared for other sacred sites in the future.
Bruce Babbitt Speaks at ACT Event
Bruce Babbitt, who was Interior secretary during the Clinton administration and is an active conservationist, yesterday praised the work that the newspaper El Comercio has done in spreading the great environmental issues of concern, not only in our country but also throughout the world. Babbitt made that statement during a meeting of the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), which took place in the capital of the United States and with the participation of renowned academics, politicians, and conservationists. ACT is chaired by Mark J. Plotkin, a leading ethnobotanist and expert on neotropical flora.
ACT Works With McGill University to Study Indigenous Agriculture and Diet
With funding from the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE) of Canada’s McGill University, as part of a larger study of the state of traditional nutrition systems across the globe, from 2004-2007, ACT conducted research with the Inga indigenous people of the Colombian Eastern Andean foothills region to assess the condition of the traditional basis of their agriculture, seedbanks and general diet.