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Protected Areas in Brazil
The Amapá Biodiversity Corridor is an ecological corridor in Amapá, Brazil, that links with protected areas in Pará state and other Guiana Shield countries. The ecological corridor is a collection of natural or semi-natural sites that link protected areas and allow gene flow between them.
Amazonia National Park is located in Pará state in north-central Brazil and along the Tapajós River. The oldest national park in the Amazon contains a highly biodiverse habitat of dense lowland rainforest with white-sand grassland areas beside the river's upper reaches.
Anavilhanas National Park protects the environment of the Anavilhanas Archipelago in the Rio Negro, one of the largest in the world. Anavilhanas, the world’s second-largest fluvial archipelago, is part of the Central Amazon Conservation Complex, the largest protected area in the Amazon Basin.
Aparados da Serra National Park is situated within the Serra Geral in the south of Brazil, the southern portion of the greater Serra do Mar system. Created in 1959 to protect the Itaimbezinho Canyon, today, the main goal is to conserve the grasslands, forests, and cliff vegetation ecosystems.
Araguaia National Park is in the Brazilian state of Tocantins on Bananal Island, Earth's largest known river island. The northern one-third of the island, designated as a National Park, is a popular destination for ecotourism. The southern two-thirds are indigenous territories.
The Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves contain some of Brazil's best and most extensive examples of Atlantic Forest. The 25 protected areas that make up the World Heritage Site display the biological wealth and evolutionary history of one of the most threatened biomes in the world.
Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves consist of a Marine National Park and a Biological Reserve off the coast of Brazil. These protected areas are home to many tropical seabirds, and the waters are substantial breeding and feeding grounds.
Cabo Orange National Park is located in Amapá state, on the coastline of northern Brazil and close to the border with French Guiana. The park is characterized by flooded grasslands, unique in the Amazon region, and by mangroves, which act as fish nurseries.
Campos Amazônicos National Park is located in northwestern Brazil. It stretches through the state of Amazonas, crossing into the neighboring states of Rondônia and Mato Grosso. It is part of an ecological corridor intended to contain agricultural expansion into the central Amazon.
Campos Gerais National Park is located in the south-central region of Paraná in southern Brazil. The terrain is rugged, and the area's relief comprises rocks from the Paraná Basin. It includes peculiar shapes of great scenic beauty, notably the Vila Velha sandstones and sinkholes (Furnas).