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Insular region of Colombia

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Insular region of Colombia

Insular region
Ecozone Neotropic
Biome Marine, Mangroves, Coral Reefs
Country  Colombia
Oceans or seas Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean
Climate type Tropical

The insular region of Malpelo Island. The ecosystems and wildlife found on these island are respective to the mainland areas they are near to. For example, the terrestrial habitat on Gorgona Island is tropical rainforest similar to what is found in the Pacific lowlands.


  • Pacific islands 1
  • Caribbean islands 2
  • Protected areas 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Pacific islands

  • Cauca Department near the town of Guapi
  • Gorgonilla Island (Isla Gorgonilla): smaller island next to Gorgona Island
  • Malpelo Island (Isla Malpelo): 500 km (310 mi) off the Colombian coast
  • Palm Island (Isla Palma): at the mouth of Málaga Bay (Bahía Málaga)

Caribbean islands

Protected areas

See also


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