Latin American Herald Tribune | 4/6/2009 12:00:00 AM
Environmentalists Launch Holy Week Campaign in Colombia
Apr 06 -- The Quindio wax palm, Colombia’s national tree, and the yellow-eared parrot are the objects of a protection campaign that is now in its seventh year and is being especially pushed during the season leading up to Holy Week, environmental groups said.
Along with the yellow-eared parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis) and the Quindio wax palm (Ceroxylum quindiuense), the season of Lent is also the time when people consume the most iguana and turtle meat and eggs, according to the non-governmental organization dedicated to environmental study and conservation.
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