Chiribiquete National Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chiribiquete National Park
PNN Serranía de Chiribiquete
IUCN category II (national park)
Chiribiquete view.jpg
Tepui in the Park
Nearest city San José del Guaviare
Area 12,800 square kilometres (4,900 sq mi)
Established 1989
http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/PNN/portel/libreria/php/decide.php?patron=02.0107
Map of the national park

Chiribiquete National Natural Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Natural Sierra de Chiribiquete) is the largest national park in Colombia and was formed in 1989. This park occupies 12,800 square kilometres (4,900 sq mi) and includes the Serranía de Chiribiquete mountains and the surrounding lowlands which is covered by tropical moist forest, savannas and rivers.[1]

In August 2013, Chiribiquete National Natural Park was expanded from the previous 1.2 million hectares to 3 million hectares. The announcement was made a few days after Ecuador decided to explore for oil within its protected natural parks in the Amazon region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chiribiquete National Natural Park". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 April 2013.