System of National Natural Parks

Colombia is one of the richest countries in biological and cultural diversity in the world. This diversity is represented in 59 natural areas that belong to the Systems of National Natural Parks, which represent 14,268,224 hectares (142,682 km2) of the country’s total surface area; 11. 27% of this is continental and 1.5% of it is marine area. Additionally, 26 of these areas are inhabited by indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.