Each year colombia loses nearly 470.000hectares of natural forest
CAUSESSoil disturbance associated withdeforestation in Colombia has an President Virgilio Barco impact on rivers such as Vargas initiated the Plan the Orinoco and Meta through Pacifico development scheme increased siltation and to develop the economy of sedimentation that affects both Colombias Pacific Coast in the water levels and aquatic late 1980s with a major impact biodiversity. on forest
Illegal drug cultivation in the Colombian Andes has results in the removal of some 100,000 acres (400 km2) of forest annually. A National Police OV-10 planesprays herbicides over a coca field. Coca cultivation is a leading cause of illegal deforestation in Colombia.