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The Role of Development Projects in Conservation of Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction.

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1 The Role of Development Projects in Conservation of Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction

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13 53 protected areas hectares ( terrestrial and marine) Approximately 11% of the national..territory Colombian National Natural Parks System

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18 ¿What does it represent for the country? Supplies 60% of the countrys freshwater. Supplies 70% of hydro-electric plants. Tourist destination: visitors in the past two years. Climate regulation. PARQUES NACIONALES NATURALES DE COLOMBIA

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20 Ecosystems 28 of 41 biogeographic districts of the country. 40% of the 58 unique local biodiversity centers. 12% of wet and dry refugia in Latin America. 2 of the most important biodiversity hotspots: Biogeographic Chocó and Amazon Forests. Includes the most important biological refugia for fauna and flora. PARQUES NACIONALES NATURALES DE COLOMBIA


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