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Protected Areas in Colombia
Amacayacu National Natural Park (Colombia) The Editor Fri, 06/11/2021 - 16:08
Amacayacu National Natural Park is a national protected area of Colombia, situated along the Amazon River in the south of the country, in the Amazonas Department. It is the country's only protected area that conserves the flooded forests of the Amazon River.
Bahía Portete – Kaurrele National Natural Park is located on the La Guajira Peninsula in the extreme north of Colombia, along the coast of the Caribbean Sea. It conserves essential ecosystems, including sedimentary beds, seagrass meadows, coral formations, mangroves, beaches, and rocky coastlines.
Caño Cristales is a river in Colombia's Serranía de la Macarena, known for the striking colors that occur in its waters. Serranía de la Macarena National Natural Park, one of Colombia's best-protected, is at the confluence point of the Orinoco Basin, Guiana Shield, Amazon Rainforest, and Andean ecosystems.
The Chicamocha Canyon, located within the Colombian Andes, is among the largest in the world. Chicamocha National Park, also known as Panachi, is a major tourist attraction due to is spectacular landscape and the variety of outdoor activities that it offers.
Chingaza National Natural Park is in the Cordillera Occidental of the Colombian Andes. Situated within the Orinoco River basin, it contains numerous natural glacial lakes and is an important source of drinking water.
Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta Biosphere Reserve: Isla de Salamanca National Natural Park (Colombia) The Editor Sun, 11/18/2018 - 20:08
The Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta Biosphere Reserve is located in northern Colombia and contains one of the largest coastal wetlands in Latin America. It comprises Isla de Salamanca National Natural Park as well as the Flora and Fauna Sanctuary of the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta.
Cinturón Andino Biosphere Reserve and Protected Areas (Colombia) The Editor Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:39
The Cinturón Andino Biosphere Reserve is located at the Macizo Colombiano in the Andes of 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.
The Cocora Valley is where the national tree of Colombia, the Quindío wax palm, can be found. It is part of the Los Nevados National Natural Park, located in the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes, which contains volcanoes, lakes, and the Colombian coffee region.
El Tuparro National Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve (Colombia) The Editor Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:43
El Tuparro National Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve is located in the eastern plains of Colombia, a flat area bounded by four major rivers. The landscape undulates with a series of small valleys and streams. A few areas are permanently flooded during parts of the year.
Situated off the Colombian Pacific coast, the island of Gorgona once hosted a notorious prison. Today, it is a National Natural Park of Colombia, designated to preserve its endemic species, the richly varied tropical forest wildlife, and the offshore coral reefs.