Alto Cariri National Park
|Alto Cariri National Park|
|Parque Nacional do Alto Cariri|
Montane rainforest of the park
|Nearest city||Eunápolis, Bahia|
|Area||19,238 ha (74.28 sq mi)|
|Created||11 June 2010|
|Administrator||Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation|
The park is in the Atlantic Forest biome. The eastern side of the rugged Cariri massif is moist and dominated by montane rainforest. Further west it is drier and semi-deciduous forest gradually becomes dominant. In the northern portion of the Cariri massif the forests meet the deciduous forest of the Jequitinhonha depression. At the tops of the tallest and steepest hills there are stony fields with rock outcroppings, holding many species of bromeliads, orchids, cactuses and ferns. There are 35 species of amphibians, of which nine are endemic and four are new to science.
Alto Cariri National Park was created by federal decree on 11 June 2010 with an approximate area of 19,264 hectares (47,600 acres). It became part of the Central Atlantic Forest Ecological Corridor, created in 2002. The park is classed as IUCN protected area category II (National Park). The objectives are to preserve the Alto Cariri mountain complex, ensure viable populations of endangered birds and animals, especially the northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) spider monkey, maintain and restore watersheds and waterways, support development of education and environmental interpretation, recreation in contact with nature, eco-tourism and scientific research. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Parque Nacional do Alto Cariri.|
- Lamas, Ivana Reis; Crepaldi, Maria Otávia; Mesquita, Carlos Alberto Bernardo (2015), Uma Rede no Corredor (PDF) (in Portuguese), Conservação Internacional (CI-Brasil), ISBN 978-85-98830-28-5, retrieved 2016-10-22
- Parna do Alto Cariri (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, retrieved 2016-06-10
- PARNA do Alto Cariri (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-10
- Unidade de Conservação: Parque Nacional do Alto Cariri (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-06-10