São Bartolomeu River Basin Environmental Protection Area

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São Bartolomeu River Basin Environmental Protection Area
Área de Proteção Ambiental da Bacia do Rio São Bartolomeu
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of São Bartolomeu River Basin Environmental Protection Area
Map showing the location of São Bartolomeu River Basin Environmental Protection Area
Location in Brazil
Nearest city Brasília, Federal District
Coordinates 15°50′53″S 47°42′47″W / 15.848°S 47.713°W / -15.848; -47.713Coordinates: 15°50′53″S 47°42′47″W / 15.848°S 47.713°W / -15.848; -47.713
Area 82,680 hectares (204,300 acres)
Designation Environmental Protection Area
Created 7 November 1983

The São Bartolomeu River Basin Environmental Protection Area (Portuguese: Área de Proteção Ambiental da Bacia do Rio São Bartolomeu) is a protected area]] near Brasília, the capital of Brazil.

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The environmental protected area contains samples of the Cerrado biome. It covers 82,680 hectares (204,300 acres). It was created on 7 November 1983 and is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.[1] It is within the municipality of Brasília in the Federal District.[2]

Conservation[edit]

The area is IUCN protected area category V (protected landscape/seascape). The purpose is to protect biological diversity, control human occupation and ensure sustainable use of natural resources.[2] The area is an important corridor between the Águas Emendadas Ecological Station and the protected environment areas of Cafuringa, Lago Paranoá and the Gama and Cabeça-de-Veado basins. It contains all types of vegetation from the Carrado and the Campos Rupestres. Fauna include various specimens of native wildlife.[3]

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