Pantanal Matogrossense National Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pantanal Matogrossense National Park
Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense
IUCN category II (national park)
Cuiabá River 06.JPG
The Cuiabá River and wetlands
Map showing the location of Pantanal Matogrossense National Park
Map showing the location of Pantanal Matogrossense National Park
Nearest city Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso
Coordinates 17°40′19″S 57°26′42″W / 17.672°S 57.445°W / -17.672; -57.445Coordinates: 17°40′19″S 57°26′42″W / 17.672°S 57.445°W / -17.672; -57.445
Area 135,606 hectares (335,090 acres)
Designation National park
Created 24 September 1981
Administrator ICMBio
Official name Pantanal Matogrossense
Designated 24 May 1993
Reference no. 602[1]

The Pantanal Matogrossense National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense) is a national park in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Location

Pantanal Matogrossense National Park has an area of 135,606 hectares (335,090 acres). It is in the Pantanal biome. The park was created by decree nº 86.392 on 24 September 1981, and is managed by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio).[2] It covers parts of the municipalities of Corumbá in Mato Grosso do Sul, and Cáceres and Poconé in Mato Grosso.[3] It adjoins the Guirá State Park to the north. The Cuiabá River runs through Pantanal Matogrossense National Park.[4] The park is in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve, which also includes the Chapada dos Guimarães, Emas and Serra da Bodoquena national parks, and the Serra de Santa Bárbara and Nascentes do Rio Taquari, Pantanal de Rio Negro state parks.[5]

Conservation

The park is classed as IUCN protected area category II (national park). The park's basic objective is preservation of natural ecosystems of great ecological relevance and scenic beauty and enabling scientific research, environmental education, outdoor recreation and ecological tourism.[3] The park was listed as a "Wetland of International Importance" under the Ramsar Convention in 1993.[6]

Protected species include the jaguar (Panthera onca), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus), giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), chestnut-bellied guan (Penelope ochrogaster), black-and-tawny seedeater (Sporophila nigrorufa) and the mussel Lamproscapha ensiformis.[2]

Notes

References

  1. ^ "Pantanal Matogrossense". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Parna do Pantanal Mato-grossense – Chico Mendes.
  3. ^ a b Unidade de Conservação ... MMA.
  4. ^ PES do Guirá – ISA, Informações gerais (mapa).
  5. ^ Carrijo & Torrecilha 2009, p. 2.
  6. ^ Ramsar List.

Sources

  • Carrijo, Martha GilkaGutiérrez; Torrecilha, Sylvia (June 2009), Plano de Manejo do Parque Estadual das Nascentes do Taquari (PDF), Campo Grande – Mato Grosso do Sul: IMASUL: Instituto do Meio Ambiente de Mato Grosso do Sul, retrieved 2016-12-13 
  • Parna do Pantanal Mato-grossense (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, retrieved 2016-05-02 
  • PES do Guirá (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-12-08 
  • Ramsar List, Ramsar.org, retrieved 14 April 2013 
  • Unidade de Conservação: Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-02 
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pantanal_Matogrossense_National_Park&oldid=850098525"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantanal_Matogrossense_National_Park
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Pantanal Matogrossense National Park"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA