Cabo Orange National Park

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The Cabo Orange National Park (Parque Nacional do Cabo Orange) is located in Amapá state in the north of Brazil, near the border between Brazil and French Guyana; 04º26’ N, 51º31’ W.

The Park is significant because it is situated on the coastline of Brazil; the only one in the rainforest that enjoys such a location. This means, of course, that the faunal and floral species found here are quite different from those of the areas situated further inland. The park is accessible by boat and provides a fascinating look at the very different ecosystems of the coast and the jungle, juxtaposed with one another. The Park covers an area of 619,000 hectares, with a perimeter of 590 km.

The Cabo Orange National Park covers varied ecosystems, examples of which are mangroves, natural fields, fluvial marine forests, floodable areas, and terra firm, besides rich fauna. The natural beauties, rather well preserved and with evident tourist appeal – the case of the Cassiporé, Cunani, Uaçá, and Oiapoque – allow for boat, canoe, and launch trips and the practice of rafting. The vast biodiversity makes possible visitation for contemplating vegetal and animal species, above all birds, in addition to projects of environmental education and scientific research (main objectives of the national parks).

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Coordinates: 4°26′N 51°31′W / 4.433°N 51.517°W / 4.433; -51.517