Chiribiquete National Park

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Chiribiquete National Natural Park
PNN Serranía de Chiribiquete
IUCN category II (national park)
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Tepui in the Park
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Map of the national park
Nearest city San José del Guaviare
Area 27,800 km2 (10,700 sq mi)
Established 1989
Official website

Chiribiquete National Natural Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Serranía de Chiribiquete) is the largest national park in Colombia. It was established in 1989 and expanded in 2013. The park occupies 27,800 square kilometres (10,700 sq mi) and includes the Serranía de Chiribiquete mountains and the surrounding lowlands, which are covered by tropical moist forest, savannas and rivers.[1]

In August 2013, Chiribiquete National Natural Park was expanded from the previous 1,200,000 to 2,800,000 hectares (3,000,000 to 6,900,000 acres). The announcement was made a few days after Ecuador decided to explore for oil within its protected natural parks in the Amazon region.

In 2014, a Colombian photographer and explorer, Francisco Forero Bonell, located and filmed previously reported ancient paintings on rock face within the park.

References[edit]

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