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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  • Although meet on a rainy day, I and my family-including my nine-year-old daughter, a very pleasurable day, contact with nature, and beautiful images of incredible strength. I intend to go back and see all this beauty from a different angle, with the Sun for frame. I recommend!
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  • This is one of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever met. The landscape is stunning. Park staff are just heroes by remain voluntarily taking care of property, even with the abandonment of the federal Government.
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  • If the Brazil to take care of the national parks as in Argentina and Chile, say it would be a place for international tourists. The possibility of trails can be great, however, the trails are basic and advanced trails have little information. The Park is dropped. Should be little investment or neglect.
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