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Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 2001
Location: South America, Brazil, Central Brazil Plateau, State of Goiás
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Description: The Cerrado Protected Areas include two separate sites full of flora and fauna as well as key habitats that characterize the Cerrado – one of the oldest and most diverse tropical ecosystems in the world. For millennia, during the periods of climate change these sites have served as refuge for numerous species and during future climate fluctuations will continue to play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity of the Cerrado region. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Emas National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional das Emas) is a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located between the states of Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul in the Center-West Region of Brazil. Brazil's Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is located in the Chapada dos Veadeiros, an ancient plateau with an estimated age of 1.8 billion years. The Park was created in 1961 by President Juscelino Kubitscheck, and listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2001. Many endangered species are found within the park's boundaries, such as the maned wolf, capybaras, rheas and others. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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