wonderfulsounds:

Language Diversity is Highest in Biodiversity Hotspots 
There are numerous theories about why this connection between species and language diversity exists. One possibility is that access to plentiful, diverse resources in places like biodiversity hotspots reduces the likelihood of distinct groups of people needing to communicate and share resources with other groups. Another theory suggests that during the time of colonization, European countries mostly focused on expanding into regions with temperate climates, therefore limiting contact with people in tropical areas where most of the high biological and linguistic diversity still occurs. For example, the highlands of New Guinea — the island with the highest linguistic diversity on Earth — were not explored by the outside world until the early 1930s.

Regardless of the reason behind it, at its most basic level this finding further reinforces an ethos that we have at CI: “People need nature to thrive.” It also shows that we can have real win-win approaches in which efforts to conserve nature and ensure the integrity of human cultures can go hand in hand.
- See more at: http://blog.conservation.org/2012/05/language-diversity-is-highest-in-biodiversity-hotspots/#sthash.G24GLcaG.dpuf

wonderfulsounds:

Language Diversity is Highest in Biodiversity Hotspots 

There are numerous theories about why this connection between species and language diversity exists. One possibility is that access to plentiful, diverse resources in places like biodiversity hotspots reduces the likelihood of distinct groups of people needing to communicate and share resources with other groups. Another theory suggests that during the time of colonization, European countries mostly focused on expanding into regions with temperate climates, therefore limiting contact with people in tropical areas where most of the high biological and linguistic diversity still occurs. For example, the highlands of New Guinea — the island with the highest linguistic diversity on Earth — were not explored by the outside world until the early 1930s.

Regardless of the reason behind it, at its most basic level this finding further reinforces an ethos that we have at CI: “People need nature to thrive.” It also shows that we can have real win-win approaches in which efforts to conserve nature and ensure the integrity of human cultures can go hand in hand.

- See more at: http://blog.conservation.org/2012/05/language-diversity-is-highest-in-biodiversity-hotspots/#sthash.G24GLcaG.dpuf

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Las escenas bucólicas que los habitantes Andinos hemos
tenido del llano están a punto de ser un referente anacrónico
de un conjunto de paisajes, gentes y modos de vivir.
Las imágenes un poco difusas de las planicies inmensas a
recorrer a lomo de caballo, de los hatos ganaderos con atardeceres rojos, de cantos de arpa y la sensación de infinitud,
están siendo retadas por una revolución agroindustrial que
parece, después de tres o más décadas de cocinarse, estar explotando.

Ahora los osos palmeros caminan entre cañaduzales, las mil
y un rapaces anidan en pinares, los chigüiros buscan la sombra
de los palmares, pero no de palma real sino de aceite. Los
grandes bagres buscan su camino por canales de riego o de
drenaje, y los búhos de la sabana acechan los ratones de las
plantas procesadoras de alimentos para cerdos. Habría que
cambiar la letra de las canciones, para reubicar las garzas y al
gavilán primito, y hablar de amores a la luz de las antorchas
petroleras, que no de la luna de verano tras el morichal

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Biodiversidad del Departamento del Casanare

Brigite Baptiste