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List of national parks of Colombia

The protected areas of Colombia are grouped in the National System of Protected Areas. As of 2008, it has 58 natural national parks which cover about 12,579,081 ha and represent more than 10% of the country's continental land.

National System of Protected Areas

The National System of Protected Areas comprises four broad groups:

National protected areas, most of them in the Natural National Park System.

Regional protected areas.

Local protected areas.

Private protected areas.

Natural National Park System

The National Natural Park System is divided into natural national parks, fauna and flora sanctuaries, natural reserves, unique natural areas and one via parque (park along a road).

Proposed areas

Currently there are other proposed areas for national natural parks:

Serrania de Las Minas, a regional natural park in Huila with 20,000 ha.

The following locations could be declared fauna and flora sanctuaries:

Bahia Malaga

Bahia Portete

Bosque Seco del Patia

Bosque Seco de Cucuta

Playona Acandi

Serrania de Pinche

Serrania del Perija

Serrania de San Lucas - now considered unlikely to be protected as the area has been opened up to gold mining companies.

Disbanded areas

Some zones of the park system had been disbanded because of negative human impact on the environment:

Arauca Fauna and Flora Sanctuary

Manaure National Natural Park

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