terça-feira, 29 de março de 2011

National Park of Chapada

The National Park of Chapada dos located in the Chapada dos, northeastern state of Goias, Brazil.

It has an area of ​​65,514 ha, is comprised within an area of ​​high altitude savannah which covers several counties, among them St. John d'Alliance, Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Cavalcante and Colinas do Sul.

The park was created in 1961 by then president, Juscelino Kubitschek, the name of the National Park of Tocantins.

He was recognized as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO in December 2001.

Among the fauna species that inhabit the park, about fifty are classified as rare, endemic or at risk of extinction in the area. Regarding the flora, have been identified 1,476 species of plants in the park, of which 6,429 are in the Cerrado. With respect to birds, 312 species of the highlights are the ostrich, the king vulture and hawk.

The park is located near the village of St. George in the town of Alto Paraiso de Goias, 36 km distant from the city of Alto Paraíso, partially paved road. This access is allowed only when accompanied by registered guides, allowing you to visit the following attractions.

It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio).

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