Sometimes simply referred to as the Amazon (or Amazonia), the Amazon Rainforest is a region in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in South America. Nine nations have some part of the Amazon within their borders.
The Chocó-Darién moist forests ecoregion extend along most of the Pacific coast of Colombia and extend north into Panama along the Caribbean coast. They are bounded to the east by the Andes. The region has extremely high rainfall, and the forests hold great biodiversity.
Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta Biosphere Reserve and Isla de Salamanca National Park (Colombia)
Sun, 11/18/2018 - 20:08
The Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta Biosphere Reserve is located in northern Colombia and is one of the largest coastal wetlands in Latin America, including both coral reefs and mangroves. It comprises Isla de Salamanca National Park, and the Flora and Fauna Sanctuary of the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta.
Cinturón Andino Biosphere Reserve: Cueva de los Guácharos, Nevado del Huila and Puracé National Parks (Colombia)
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:39
The Cinturón Andino Biosphere Reserve is located at the Macizo Colombiano, in the Andean Chain in southern Colombia. It comprises three National Parks: the Cueva de los Guácharos National Park, the Puracé National Park and the Nevado del Huila National Park.
Ciudad Perdida (Colombia)
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 16:50
Ciudad Perdida is an ancient Tayrona indigenous town and archaeological site carved into the mountainside in Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta isolated mountain range. It is believed to have been founded about 800 CE, some 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu.
Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
Sun, 12/30/2018 - 22:04
The coffee tradition is the most representative symbol of national culture, for which Colombia has gained worldwide recognition. The Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia is a continuing productive landscape consisting of a series of six sites, which integrate eighteen urban settlements.
El Tuparro National Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve (Colombia)
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:43
The Tuparro National Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve is located in the eastern plains of Colombia, a flat area bounded by four rivers. The area undulates with a series of small valleys and major rivers and streams. A few areas are permanently flooded during parts of the year.
The Guajira/Barranquilla ecoregion along the Caribbean Sea in Venezuela and Colombia is a unique xerophytic area in the neotropics. Proposed as a bird center of endemism, this arid habitat is dominated by thorn scrub and succulents.
Guiana Highlands and Guyanan Highlands Ecoregion (South America)
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:38
Situated primarily in southeastern Venezuela, the Guayanan Highlands ecoregion is distinct from other ecoregions in Amazonia due to its montane physiography. It hosts vast expanses of tall primary rain forest and open, treeless or nearly treeless savannas interrupted by gallery forests.
Guiana Shield (South America)
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 20:46
The Guiana Shield is one of the three cratons of the South American Plate. It is a 1.7 billion-year-old Precambrian geological formation in northeast South America that forms a portion of the northern coast. The higher elevations on the shield are called the Guyanan Highlands.