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Colombia: approaching mine action in a country rich in biodiversity

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Area of forest cleared for cattle grazing – Caquetá region, Colombia. Deforestation rates increased rapidly after the peace agreement was signed as agriculture returned to disputed areas. Photo: Linsey Cottrell

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The remote controlled Armtrac 20T demining machine, with flail system, San Antonio de Getuchá, Caquetá. Studies are urgently needed on the environmental costs or benefits of mechanical demining. Photo: Linsey Cottrell