List of national parks of Colombia
National parks of Colombia
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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).
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:
Bosque Seco del Patia
Bosque Seco de Cucuta
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.
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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