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Colombia | NPs, other PAs losing thousands of ha per year to illegal deforestation by settlers

For the past several years, Colombia’s Tinigua National Natural Park has been racked by one of the highest levels of deforestation of any such protected area in the country. According to official data from the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (Ideam), Tinigua lost 6,527 hectares (16,129 acres) of forest in 2019, followed by Sierra de La Macarena National Natural Park with 2,173 hectares (5,370 acres), Serranía del Chiribiquete National Natural Park with 820 hectares (2,026 acres) and Paramillo National Natural Park with 806 hectares (1,992 acres). Ideam has not yet revealed the official figures for 2020, nor has it published its early warning bulletin for 2021, which the agency usually releases in the first half of the year.


https://news.mongabay.com/2021/05/settlers-invading-deforesting-colombian-national-parks-at-an-unstoppable-speed/

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