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6. Biodiversity management: A current trace of the african diaspora

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This chapter investigates an aspect of the African Diaspora that, to date, has received scant attention. Environmental affairs of African Colombians have been woefully understudied and largely undocumented in major international scholarship. This is surprising since Colombia has the second largest African descendant population in Latin America, and the African-Colombian territory in the Pacific coast is one of the most biologically diverse regions on the entire planet. The potential economic advantages of this could be enormous for African Colombians and has affected their models of development. However, African Colombians are like other African Diasporas they are presently disproportionately poor, uneducated, and powerless in their respective societies. The chapter discusses the political-economic and environmental aspects inherent to high biodiversity presence in the African Colombians’ territories, identifying the advantages and obstacles standing in the way of realizing the real dimension of these natural endowments.

Keywords: African Colombians; African Diaspora; biodiversity; Latin America; Pacific coast



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