Colombia's Los Katíos National Park - UNESCO World Heritage site of paramount importance to biogeographical history of Americas

Baku, October 29, AZERTAC

Extending over 72,000 ha in north-western Colombia, Los Katios National Park comprises low hills, forests and humid plains.
The property has great biological wealth and a privileged role in the South American continent's biogeographical history.
Located in the Colombian mountain zone up to an elevation of 600m and encompassing significant wetland areas such as the extensive Ciénagas de Tumaradó, it is the only place in South America where a large number of Central American species occur, including threatened species such as the American Crocodile, Giant Anteater and Central American Tapir.
Moreover, the park is home to around 450 species of birds, some 25% and 50% respectively of the avifaunas of Colombia and Panama.
Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994, the property is the only protected area in the north-western Colombia and is considered as one of conserved parks in the country.

Culture 2022-10-29 19:00:00