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Páramo research by the Humboldt Institute receives award for scientific excellence

(4 September 2013)

Great news for our friends at the Humboldt Institute and for the páramos of Colombia! For their research "contributions to strategic conservation of the páramos: identification of the lower limits at scale 1:100.000", the Fundación Alejandro Angel Escobar (FAAE) awarded the Humboldt Institute the 2013 Science award, in the category of environment and sustainable development. It is the most important scientific award given in Colombia. The páramo research team of the Institute really deserves this prize because in the midst of all the political attention on this sensitive topic, they managed to keep calm and implemented a project with scientific rigor. I am proud that last year I could contribute to this research, together with Antoine Cleef and David Rivera, as scientific advisers.