Tumucumaque Mountains National Park (Brazil)

Tumucumaque Mountains National Park (Brazil)

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:28
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The Tumucumaque Mountains National Park is situated in the Amazon Rainforest in the Brazilian states of Amapá and Pará. The park is part of the Amapá Biodiversity Corridor.

The Tumucumaque Mountains National Park is situated in the Amazon Rainforest in the Brazilian states of Amapá and Pará. To the north, the park borders the Guiana Amazonian Park in French Guiana as well as a small portion of Suriname.

Declared a national park in 2002, Tumucumaque Mountains National Park has an area of more than 38,800 sq km (14,980 sq mi), making it the world's largest tropical forest national park.

The park covers 1% of the Amazon forest in Brazil. It is the first to protect a unique ecoregion called Guyana moist forest. The area contains endangered species, such as the harpy eagle, jaguar and spider monkey, which are all on the International Conservation Union’s red list of endangered species.

The park is part of the Amapá Biodiversity Corridor, a protected area that was established in 2003. The corridor covers more than 70% of Amapá state.