Chiribiquete National Park
Chiribiquete National Park - "Maloca of the Jaguar" is a very large and remote national park, known for its tepuis and painted rock shelters.
The tepui or table top-setting has let to a high level of endemism. The park in the Amazon rainforest is also home to a healthy population of jaguar and other vulnerable mammal species. 60 rock shelters with ca. 75,000 paintings are present at the foot of the tepuis. Their ceremonial use extends into the present day by isolated indigenous communities, some of which have no contact with the outside world.
Map of Chiribiquete National Park
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Full name: Chiribiquete National Park
Unesco ID: 1174
Criteria: 3 9 10
- 2018 - Inscribed
- 2012 - Revision Renominated on new Tentative List, changed from Parque Nacional Natural Chiribiquete (29/10/1993)
- 2005 - Requested by State Party to not be examined Withdrawn by Colombia
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Religion and Belief
- Living indigenous religions: Criterion (iii): Chiribiquete is even today considered to be of mythical importance by several groups (AB ev)
- Late Pleistocene: The rock art is associated with the earliest periods of human settlement in South America, perhaps around 20,000 BCE (AB ev)
- Epic Subtitles: Maloca (= traditional long house or “home”) of the Jaguar
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