ACT Completes Detailed Map of Chiribiquete National Park

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chiribiquete, the most spectacular national park in the northwest Amazon, was recently doubled in size. Home to three uncontacted tribes, hundreds of medicinal plants, and the richest known repository of Pre-Columbian paintings, Chiribiquete remains relatively unexplored due to both its size and isolation. ACT cartographer Brian Hettler has spent over a year collecting all available information on this incredible area. Starting with the initial map begun by Harvard explorer Hamilton Rice in 1907, Hettler has pored over Google Earth images, aerial photographs, and dusty maps in the Library of Congress, and has compiled the most detailed map of Chiribiquete yet assembled.