Jaú National Park

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Central Amazon Conservation Complex
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Satellite picture of part of lake Jaú.
Type Natural
Criteria ix, x
Reference 998
UNESCO region Latin America and the Caribbean
Inscription history
Inscription 2000 (24th Session)
Extensions 2003
Jaú National Park is located in Brazil
Jaú National Park
Location of Jaú National Park in Brazil.

The Jaú National Park ("Parque Nacional do Jaú" in Portuguese) is located in the Amazonas state in Brazil, between 1º00’—3º00’S and 61º30’—64º00’W.

It is the largest forest reserve in South America, covering an area greater than 5.6 million acres (23,000 km²). Entry into the park is restricted; express permission from the Brazilian government is required to enter the reserve.

The park is known as a good example of tropical rainforest conservation in the Amazon. It houses Jaguars, Amazonian Manatees, Amazon river dolphins, and numerous other species of animals and plants.

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Coordinates: 2°10′13″S 62°37′02″W / 2.17028°S 62.61722°W / -2.17028; -62.61722