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Morrocoy National Park – Venezuela

by WCC on June 14, 2012

in South America

The Morrocoy National Park is located in the Falcon state, in northwestern Venezuela near the towns of Boca de Aroa, Tucacas, Sanare, Chichester, Flamenco and Tocuyo Coast. It was declared a national park in 1974 and consists of 32,090 hectares. The park covers both terrestrial and aquatic areas of the Gulf Triste , containing an area of mangroves and numerous islets or cays among which are Drunk, Dead Sombrero , Sal, Las Animas and Peraza, among others, with spectacular beaches white sand beach in Mero, Paiclas, the Johns, Playuela, Tucupido, Blue, Dry Mouth and many more. In the relief Chichiriviche highlight the hill, with elevations of 250 m , the set of internal bays and mangroves and cays and islands.

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parque nacional morrocoy

With regard to wildlife in the park inhabited by numerous species of birds, about 266, reported to the Wildlife Refuge Cuare . Because the Morrocoy National Park and Wildlife Refuge Cuare are located in the same geographical area, it is inferred that the park should be a similar number, among which we highlight the osprey, vulnerable species such as flamingo, the heron palette, the pelican, Cotua, the crest-helmeted, the Amazon parrot, the red cocorocora and restricted range species considered as the frigate or frigate . Also inhabit many marine reptiles, including highlights sea turtles as the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the turtle cactus and the alligator from the coast , all considered by the red book on endangered species. The mammals include both marine mammals (dolphins, whales) that use the park as a refuge as well as the different species of land mammals among which may be mentioned the brocket deer, the anteater, the crab-eating fox, the howler monkey, the laziness. The fish that breed in the park are simple , snapper , curbina , tarpon , snook , the toad fish and fish that inhabit the coral reefs. Among the mollusks and crustaceans: the mangrove oyster, sea hares, Quigua, there are 2 types of lobsters Panulirus argus – Panulirus grettatus, crabs blue and red crabs and other species. There is a diverse range of insects, although there is still gathering information for the area.

Morrocoy Beach Morrocoy National Park   Venezuela

Morrocoy Beach

morrocoy Morrocoy National Park   Venezuela


Morrocoy National Park Morrocoy National Park   Venezuela

Morrocoy National Park

Morrocoy Venezuela Morrocoy National Park   Venezuela

Morrocoy Venezuela

It corresponds to the area of tropical dry forest. We present a very varied vegetation, which are reported from evergreen plants such as olive, deciduous plants up as the naked Indian. Plants are adapted to soil with high salt as in the case of glass grass. This was following the slope of the hill Chichiriviche, sector Mayorquina xerophytic vegetation can be seen from the cactus family, prickly pears and cactus. Four species are also reported for Venezuela mangrove red mangrove, black mangrove, white mangrove, buttonwood mangrove. Among the underwater marine vegetation, a wide variety of algae including seagrass, which is one of the favorite foods of the green turtle.

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