National Park of Aparados da Serra, Cambara do Sul

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The Aparados da Serra National Park is located in the Serra Geral range of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states in the south of Brazil, between 29º07’—29º15’ S and 50º01’—50º10’ W. It has been created in 1959 as one of Brazil's first national parks, to protect the Itaimbezinho canyon. It extends over an area of 10,250 hectares.Flora and faunaDespite its relatively small size, the park is characterised by a rich biodiversity, as result of its diverse relief and of being situated at the contact between coastal forests, grasslands and Araucaria moist forests. There have been at least 143 bird, 48 mammal, and 39 amphibian species documented in the park.Endangered fauna on the plateaus of the park include the red-spectacled amazon parrot, the maned wolf, and the cougar. On the slopes, the neotropical otter, ocelot and the brown howling monkey can be found.Conservation and threatsWhen created in 1959, the national park protected an area of 13,000 ha. This has been reduced to 10,250 ha in 1972 through a presidential decree. In 1992 adjoining the national park, the new Serra Geral National Park has been created, encompassing an additional 17,300 ha. However, according to the Duke University's Center for Tropical Conservation, the current park area, even after the extension with Serra Geral National Park, is still too small to be effective for the protection of representative samples of each distinct environment.
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  • Unlike the Canyon Fortaleza, this is not necessary the presence of guides because the trail is self guided, so keep your wits about you. Several beautiful spots along the trail. Easy access and private parking, pay a taxinha to enter but it's cheap to
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  • Location with breath-taking views and put the spirit alone. You can't describe with words the experience to walk close to walls and view their fantastic waterfalls. You need a bit of luck as the day of the visit because, especially in the colder months, the fog is common and does not allow. The Park's infrastructure is minimal. Take snacks and drinks if you want feed because the Park No. The road that goes from Cambará to the Park just to OFF ROAD. Small cars and with average load to full will have to prepare for possible problems with the endless and pointed rocks that are everywhere on the road. A driver a little experienced is necessary because they are listed in the maneuvers to minimize this problem.
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  • Access difficult for serra da praia grande city for the Park, but worth the visit. Good parking, with toilets and fresh water (water cooler), flagged trails and with incredible views. Don't let go.
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