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Río Abiseo National Park

by WCC on June 12, 2012

in South America

The National Park Río Abiseo was on 11 August 1983 by the Peruvian government to protect the cloud forests and unique flora and fauna established. The UNESCO declared it in 1990 for World Cultural and Natural World Heritage . The National Park is located in the department of San Martín and covers an area of 2745 km². In the range between 350 m and 4200 m altitude, there are seven different habitats, have created a diverse and rich flora and fauna. The cloud forests of the tropical rain forests are, have the greatest variety of plants. There are ferns, orchids, bromeliads, sugar cane and mosses. A total of 261 species to date, identified 105 families and 980 different plants. Including 13 species of orchids are unknown to science.

The animal world is similarly diverse. 11 genera and 13 different mammals are known so far, including the endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda), which occurs only here. Other endangered animals are the Andean deer (Hippocamelus anti soussensis), the Punataucher (agouti taczanowskii), the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) and the Golden-fronted spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth). Among the 132 bird species present are the king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), the Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala) and the red-eye duck (Netta erythrophthalma). [click to continue…]

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Manú National Park

by WCC on June 11, 2012

in South America

The Manu National Park is a national park in the Amazon region in southeastern Peru in the region of Madre de Dios and small parts in the Cusco region. It is located east of Cusco on the eastern slopes of the Andes. The park was founded in 1973 and is the third national park in the country and one of the oldest protected areas that rank in the tropical rain forest and it covers an area of 18,812 km ². Its purpose is to preserve the typical flora and fauna as well as the preservation of the life of the original inhabitants, the indigenous Indians in this part of the Amazon forest. Even with the foundation said the UNESCO National Park to the Biosphere Reserve and in 1987 the World Heritage Site.

Access to the National Park is very limited. The core zone, which accounts for 81.5 percent, should not be entered. Exception of small Indian tribes who want no contact with the outside world. Another 13.5 percent allowed only with special permission for limited research and tourism will enter and serve as a buffer zone to the core. The remaining 5 percent are of human settlement, the area most of the Indians is reserved. Through these measures, the original flora and fauna are preserved. [click to continue…]

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Podocarpus National Park

June 9, 2012

The Podocarpus National Park is a national park located in the provinces of Loja and Zamora Chinchipe, in the south east of Ecuador. Was launched on December 15th of 1982. The park is an area of mega and an area of high endemism due to its location between different biological systems. It extends over 146,280 […]

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

June 6, 2012

The Kruger National Park (often English Kruger National Park ) is the largest game reserve in South Africa . It is located in the northeast of the country in the Lowveld in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo . It stretches from the Crocodile River in the south to the Limpopo , the border to […]

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Torres del Paine National Park

May 31, 2012

Torres del Paine National Park is Chile ‘s Patagonia region is a nature park in the southern part of. No part of the Andes mountain famous, was shaped like a different angle, and the glacier, the lake reflects them. Torres del Paine is, in the sense of “Tower of Paine”, in Spanish, “Paine] is an archaic […]

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Serra da Capivara National Park | Brazil

May 23, 2012

The Serra da Capivara is a National Park in southeastern Brazilian state of Piauí . It is situated on the slopes of the Serra do Congo , where it promotes the level Chapada da Capivara fall and includes about 100,000 hectares, he was set up in 1979 to protect the petroglyphs that are found there […]

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