After years of green-lighting large gold, copper, nickel, and coal mining projects, Colombia's central government and local authorities appear to be exercising more caution now as concerns grow about the potential impacts on air and water quality, according to the MacArthur-supported Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) in a recent report in EcoAmericas. AIDA believes the recent decisions indicate that environmental authorities are beginning to respond to community protests.

Conservation & Sustainable Development, Conservation, Latin America