This book captures the essence of natural Colombia, represented in fifty-nine areas belonging to the National Natural Park System and the new areas under conservation. In these pages, in addition to his spectacular photographs, we will find life, culture and traditional knowledge and epic stories of nature itself, all told by Andrés Hurtado García, the standard bearer of Colombian nature.
Here is immersed a legacy, the true world where we all want to live, full of bright sunrises, warm sunsets, the simplicity of greatness. The world of colors, the wonderful world of our natural heritage expressed in our protected areas that provide us with incalculable environmental, social and economic benefits, as incalculable is the damage and transformation that the planet has suffered due to the actions of man.
In a time like the present, in which ecotourism is gaining more followers in the world every day, the extraordinary beauty of our parks has been conquering more Colombians and foreigners every day, so much so that this beautiful book is in itself a seductive invitation to know them.
On July 1, the Serranía de Chiribiquete National Natural Park, located in the central part of the Colombian Amazon, was declared a Mixed Heritage (biological and cultural) of Humanity by UNESCO. This important news should awaken our desire to delve into the content of this book organized by the four major regions of the country.
Andean Region: El Cocuy, Los Nevados, Puracé, Galeras Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, Guanentá Fauna and Flora Sanctuary - Alto Río Fonce, Nevado del Huila, Serranía de los Yariguíes, Tatamá, Dona Juana Volcanic Complex - Cascabel, Pisba, Sanctuary Fauna and Flora of Iguaque, Las Hermosas Gloria Valencia de Castaño, Farallones de Cali, Munchique, Chingaza, Sumapaz, Las Orquídeas, Selva de Florencia, Sanctuary of Fauna and Flora Otún Quimbaya, Tatamá, Serranía de los Churumbelos - Auka Wasi, Sanctuary of Flora Medicinal Plants Orito - Ingi Ande, Cordillera de Los Picachos, Alto Fragua - Indi Wasi, Cueva de los Guácharos, Los Estoraques Unique Natural Area, Sanctuary of Fauna and Flora Isla de La Corota, Catatumbo Barí, Paramillo, * New area process Palmares de Tochecito, * Process new area Serranía San Lucas.
Amazonia and Orinoquia region: Sierra de La Macarena, Serranía de Chiribiquete, Amacayacu, Yaigojé - Apaporis, El Tuparro, Puinawai, Cahuinarí, La Paya, Tinigua, Río Puré, Nukak, * Process new area Cinaruco, * Process new area Serrania de Manacacías .
Pacific Region: Sanquianga, Gorgona, Los Katíos, Utría, Urama Bahía Málaga, Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, * Yuruparí - Malpelo National Integrated Management District, * Cabo Manglares National Integrated Management District, Bajo Mira and Frontera.
Caribbean Region: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Tayrona, Macuira, Los Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo, Los Flamencos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, Old Providence McBean Lagoon, Vía Parque Isla de Salamanca, Ciénaga Grande de Santa Fauna and Flora Sanctuary Marta, El Corchal Fauna and Flora Sanctuary "El Mono Hernández", Acandí Fauna Sanctuary, Playón and Playona, Los Colorados Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, Deep Corals, Portete Kaurrele Bay.