A few dozen scientists in southern Colombia along the Amazon are on the look out for anything that crawls or flies or moves. From mammals to fish and plants, all species are being carefully documented by the researchers. The aim is to find new species and underline the biological significance of the region. At the same time, the World Wildlife Fund is working in the capital Bogota along with the national parks authorities to impress upon the government the pressing need to protect the Amazon region. It's a transborder project funded by the German government’s International Climate Initiative (IKI). The aim is to preserve the world’s largest rainforest region across Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.
A film by Katja Döhne