As peace consolidates in Colombia, can biodiversity survive development? We discuss challenges and opportunities for integrating forest biodiversity conservation into developing, war-dilapidated economies of post-conflict regions, paving the way for a green economy and climate resilient society.

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  1. Brigitte Baptiste, Germán I. Andrade, Lina M. Estupiñán-Suárez and Maria C. Londoño are at the Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. Calle 28A no. 15-09 PBX: 3202767, Bogotá DC, Colombia.

    • Brigitte Baptiste
    • , Germán I. Andrade
    • , Lina M. Estupiñán-Suárez
    •  & Maria C. Londoño
  2. Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez and Tien Ming Lee are at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Jalan CIFOR, Situ Gede. Bogor Barat 16115, Indonesia. M.P.-V. is also at International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia University Lamont Campus. 61 Route 9W, Monell Building Palisades, New York 10964-1000, USA.

    • Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez
    •  & Tien Ming Lee
  3. Victor H. Gutierrez-Velez is in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University 1115 W. Polett Walk, 308 Gladfelter Hall Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA.

    • Victor H. Gutierrez-Velez
  4. Pablo Vieira is in the Facultad de Administración, Universidad de los Andes Calle 21 No. 1-20. PBX: 2014-1, Bogotá, Colombia and was the former deputy minister at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia.

    • Pablo Vieira
  5. William Laurance is at the Center for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science Building A2, Room 110, Cairns Campus James Cook Universit. Macgregor Road Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia. T.M.L. is also in the School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University 135 Xinggang West Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510275, China.

    • William Laurance

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