COLOMBIA: Río Apaporis – a cornucopia of new species, Part 1

By Heiko Bleher

The military commander of La Pedrera informed the four of us, Natasha, Ito, Alexey and me, of the danger we were in and had his secretary sign a declaration stating that we could not hold him or the military responsible if anything happened to us. The guerrilla group FARC would be active here and they would constantly kidnap people to extort ransom. And that’s where I wanted to go…

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