Is located in the south-east region of Colombia. One of the most biodiverse areas of the country -composed mainly by dense rainforest- flora, fauna and more than ten different indigenous groups co-habit thes vast whimsical soil of the Amazonian jungle.
Parque Nacional La Paya
In the middle of the tropical rainforest of the Putumayo, one of the richest regions of the country, is the La Paya National Park, an immense expanse of jungles and intricate rivers that harbor large amounts of species of flora and fauna and is the place of no less than ten indigenous groups. Its forests extend along a wide path of the Caquetá and Putumayo rivers, two of the main communication routes of that region of the country.
The park is located in one of the most diverse wildlife areas in the world and has a variety of lakes and navigable lagoons with different types of plants, aquatic insects, birds and impressive river mammals.
The vegetation corresponds to Tropical Humid Forest and has not been significantly altered by human action. The plant formations present a great diversity, not only in terms of the forest structure and its floristic composition, but also in terms of the phenological behavior of the different species throughout the year (FBPR, 1986). This translates into a diversified offer of food, at a spatial and temporal level, to which the existing fauna is adjusted.
A large number of species are found in the Park, many of them have not yet been reported. The species are known to a large extent for the use that people make of the communities, especially for their consumption, which has been proven by Park officials (both by direct observation and by their identification in different guides) and can be Classify according to the following groups:
La Paya National Natural Park has an exceptional richness of plants typical of the Colombian Amazon, present in the different types of forests that make up its ecosystems. In the protected area there is presence of tall and well developed forests, as well as combinations of low forest with dense undergrowth and high forest with little presence of palms. The plant species that are considered most important due to their degree of threat or vulnerability, in addition to their importance as an offer of wood, food, medicine or raw material for handicrafts used by the indigenous peoples that inhabit the protected area.
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