Daniel Henryk Rasolt, Colombia’s Dynamic Rivers: Integrated Interpretations and the Rights of Nature, The Solutions Journal, Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2020, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/colombias-dynamic-rivers-integrated-interpretations-rights-nature/) Abstract: Colombia is a “megadiverse” country, in culture, ecosystems and biodiversity, and all are supported by an extremely rich network of rivers and watersheds. Several powerful river basins cut through and delineate the borders of the country. The headwaters for hundreds of rivers are found in the high-altitude glaciers , lakes, paramos and cloud forests of the Andes and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountain Ranges, while many others have their sources within the Choco and Amazon tropical lowland forests. These rivers flow through a vast range of ecosystems and biodiversity hotspots on their way to Colombia’s Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, as well as towards the massive Amazon River Basin. Transboundary rivers, such as the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, also flow through the awe-inspiring tropical forests of Southeastern Colombia. [caption id="attachment_13938" align="aligncenter" width="818"] Network of major rivers in Colombia. Graphic by Shadowfox, CC BY-SA 3.0 … Topics: