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Chiribiquete National Park

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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Site Info

Full name: Chiribiquete National Park

Unesco ID: 1174

Inscribed: 2018

Type: Mixed

Criteria: 3   9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 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  • 2005 - Requested by State Party to not be examined Withdrawn by Colombia


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  • Amazon Basin: located in the Colombian Amazon
  • Canyons: "With swooping aerial footage and detailed close-ups, it reveals a landscape of canyons and caves, lakes and lagoons, rivers and rock masses" Link


Religion and Belief

  • Living indigenous religions: Criterion (iii): Chiribiquete is even today considered to be of mythical importance by several groups (AB ev)
  • Shamanism: ceremonies involving shamans are painted - 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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