Thanks a lot to UNHCR and our partners in Florencia, Cáqueta, for a wonderful two weeks in La Gloria!
SINFONÍA TRÓPICO is an initiative that raises awareness about the loss of biodiversity and the risks of deforestation and climate change in Colombia through events that combine art and science. It is a platform where arts, such as music, installations, painting, sculpture and theater, along with science, are to bring scientific concepts closer to the community, in a simple and inspiring language.
SINFONÍA TRÓPCIO has chosen to focus its initial activities in five specific regions of Colombia (Urabá, Orinoco, Amazonia, Chocó, Páramos), each characterized by its richness in species and unique ecosystem. In these regions socio-economic changes are latent and this situation has put local communities and the biodiversity of the areas under pressure. At the same time, a complex set of economic interests has further threatened cultural diversity and traditional knowledge.
Through workshops and interaction between scientists, artists and communities, SINFONÍA TRÓPCIO creates spaces for dialogue and debate on the value of biodiversity and nature in face of development pressures. SINFONÍA TRÓPICO inspires the senses and raises awareness to the public about one of the greatest environmental challenges and extreme risk to the human species: the destruction of rainforest and loss of genetic diversity on our planet.
Biodiversity makes ecosystems resilient and robust; human diversity sustains development and strengthens societies. Declining diversity renders both systems vulnerable. It is essential for both nature and mankind! SINFONÍA TRÓPICO presents arguments for the protection of biodiversity, because if it decreases, both nature and society are vulnerable. The loss is often irreversible.