Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish, with multilingual summaries in English, Spanish, and two indigenous dialects
In April 2018, a large multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities around the junction of the Caguán and Caquetá Rivers in the lowland Amazonian department of Caquetá, Colombia. This report describes what is known to date about the region's geology, hydrology, and plant, fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal communities, as well as the present-day and historical use of its rich natural resources by human communities. At the heart of the report is a series of recommendations for protecting this extraordinary landscape and the region's natural resources in partnership with local campesino and indigenous residents. The text is in Spanish and English, with executive summaries in two dialects of the indigenous Murui Muina people.
In the Keller Science Action Center of the Field Museum, Corine Vriesendorp is director of the Andes-Amazon Program; Nigel Pitman is a botanist; Diana Alvira Reyes, Theresa Miller, and Ana Lemos are social scientists; Álvaro del Campo is international field programs manager; Douglas F. Stotz is an ornithologist; Lesley de Souza is an ichthyologist; Tyana Wachter is conservation programs coordinator; and Ellen Woodward is an administrative assistant. Alejandra Salazar Molano, Adriana Vásquez Cerón, Elio Matapi Yucuna, and Rodrigo Botero García are experts at the Fundación para la Conservación y el Desarrollo Sostenible. Felipe Samper is a social scientist with Amazon Conservation Team-Colombia.