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Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 2000
Location: South America, Bolivia, Velasco Province, Santa Cruz Department
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Description: One of the most intact parks in the Amazon Basin, the National Park is also one of the largest stretching 1,523,000 ha. Its altitudinal range of 200 m to nearly 1,000 m gives the site its prosperous variety of habitat types, ranging from the Cerrado savannah and forest to upland evergreen Amazonian forests. The park holds a proud evolutionary record of its a billion year history dating back to the Precambrian period. Viable populations of many globally endangered or threatened vertebrate species, as well as an estimated 4,000 species of flora and more than 600 kinds of birds, reside in the park. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is a national park in the north-eastern portion of the Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia, on the border with Brazil. The date of its foundation was on June 28, 1979. Its original name was "Parque Nacional Huanchaca", but was then changed to "Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado" in honor of the late Prof. Noel Kempff Mercado, for his research and discoveries in the Park. The Noel Kempff Mercado National Park spans 15,234 km² (5,880 mi²) in northeastern Bolivia in one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Bolivia is known for its diversity in climate, fauna and flora. In the area of Santa Cruz de la Sierra the weather is very humid and warm. This area near the border of Brazil there are a lot of Rainforests and Tropical animals. The normal temperature is between 25 and 29 °C. The rainfall is annually, roughly 1500 mm. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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