Lake Tota is the largest freshwater lake in the Colombian Andes. This second highest navigable lake in South America is fed by páramos, a unique ecosystem found in only six countries worldwide. Páramos and Lake Tota have great cultural value for indigenous people and provide extraordinary environments for today’s green travelers.

Sustainability movements were initiated after Lake Tota received the international World Wetland Network ‘Grey Globe’ Award for being a wetland of international importance under threat in 2012. Results from non-governmental actions include raising awareness, improvement of governance for integrated participation, implementation of a Green Filter for domestic waste water treatment, and establishment of a virtual wetland centre for communication and education on wetlands for this lake.

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