Pristine Colombian island in tug-of-war for Coast Guard base

The island of Gorgona lies off the Colombian Pacific coast. A point in the ocean, the postcard-perfect wildlife sanctuary, is home to mountains, lush jungle, pristine beaches, humpback whales and other wildlife that find this place irresistible. However, experts say the construction of a US-funded Coast Guard on the island is now threatening its “fragile ecosystem”.

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