Jul 2, 2018
UN declares Colombia's Chiribiquete park world heritage site
The United Nations has placed Colombia's Chiribiquete national park on its list of world heritage sites. The park, which straddles the southern provinces of Caquetá and Guaviare, is the country's largest and has one of the highest rates of plant diversity in the northern Amazon. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the park would be extended by 1.5 million hectares on Monday, a decision he had announced back in February. Chiribiquete was first declared a national park in 1989. Because it is extremely hard to access, only a small part of the park has been surveyed.
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