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Los Katíos National Park

Listed under National Parks in Caribbean Coast, Colombia.

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This park, which spans the border of Panama and Colombia and is run though by the Pan American Highway, has an extraordinary range of plant and animal life, which is why it’s been declared a World Heritage Site. For example the park has about a quarter of all the known bird species of Colombia, but in only one per cent of the country’s land. On the landscape side the park is a place of low hills, forests and humid flats.

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“Los Katíos National Park”

'Extending over 72,000 ha in north-western Colombia, Los Katios National Park comprises low hills, forests and humid plains. An exceptional biological diversity is found in the park, which is home to many threatened animal species, as well as many endem… Read more...

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The Panamerican Highway does not run through Los Katios. It stops at Yavisa in Panama. Los Katios is part of the Darien Gap, where there is not yet a continuously paved road connecting Panama and Colombia.

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Thanks for clarifying the route for us.

I am doing a yr 7 report on an endangered heritage site and i choose los katios national park but i need more info as i am struggling to finish it to their expectations its due next thurs if u could tell me a site or if u have any info that would be gr8 email me at taylorroseg@yahoo7.com.au

thanks

Doing a report, is there a list of plant and animals that I can get that mention if there endanged

I am doing a report and am having a hard time finding information. Is there a place I can get the information that I need to do my report? I need to find all the information about every aspect of the Los Katios National Park, Columbia

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