In keeping with a New York Instances interview with folks dwelling in La Macarena, seasonal change is going on, probably as a consequence of local weather change, inflicting the rainbow impact of Caño Cristales to reach earlier every year. As well as, Hupecol, an oil and fuel firm, began exploratory drilling campaigns in Colombia’s Llanos basin as not too long ago as Could 2022 on behalf of Houston American Vitality Corp. As one of many distinctive bio-diverse areas serving to kind the world round Caño Cristales, scientists concern the drilling may probably influence many distinctive species of animals and vegetation within the space, together with the macarenia clavigera.
Potential oil drilling is not the one factor that places Caño Cristales and the verdant lands round it at potential threat, nonetheless. In an interview with CNN, Carlos Lasso, a senior researcher at Humboldt Institute, mentioned, “The area of the Serranía de la Macarena has been a spot of conflict for a few years … [but now] deforestation within the area is advancing at an alarming charge.” Along with impacting the species of animals that make the land so distinctive, deforestation additionally impacts rainfall patterns, which may result in unfavorable results on the macarenia clavigera that grows there.
Whereas solely time will inform whether or not the Colombian authorities will assist shield the world and its inhabitants from the possibly unfavorable results of oil drilling, deforestation, and guerilla teams, the world in and round Caño Cristales will hopefully be preserved in order that future generations can behold its fantastic pure magnificence.