Barra do Rio Mamanguape Environmental Protection Area

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Barra do Rio Mamanguape Environmental Protection Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Barra do rio Mamanguape Paraiba.jpg
Overview of the protected area
Location State of Paraíba, Northeastern Brazil
Nearest city Mamanguape
Coordinates 6°46′25.071″S 34°55′59.865″W / 6.77363083°S 34.93329583°W / -6.77363083; -34.93329583Coordinates: 6°46′25.071″S 34°55′59.865″W / 6.77363083°S 34.93329583°W / -6.77363083; -34.93329583
Area 146.4 km²[1]
Established 1993
Governing body Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA)

Barra do Rio Mamanguape Environmental Protection Area is an environmentally protected area comprising 14,640 hectares in the Brazilian state of Paraíba.[1] Its importance is linked to its estuary ecosystem, which includes the manatee, species highly threatened in the area.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barra do Mamanguape – ICMBio. Retrieved in January 31, 2015