Carste de Lagoa Santa Environmental Protection Area

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Carste de Lagoa Santa Environmental Protection Area
Área de Proteção Ambiental Carste de Lagoa Santa
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Carste de Lagoa Santa Environmental Protection Area
Map showing the location of Carste de Lagoa Santa Environmental Protection Area
Location in Brazil
Nearest city Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Coordinates 19°32′02″S 43°59′10″W / 19.534°S 43.986°W / -19.534; -43.986Coordinates: 19°32′02″S 43°59′10″W / 19.534°S 43.986°W / -19.534; -43.986
Area 39,957 hectares (98,740 acres)
Designation Environmental Protection Area
Created 25 January 1990

Carste de Lagoa Santa Environmental Protection Area (Portuguese: Área de Proteção Ambiental Carste de Lagoa Santa is a protected area in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Location[edit]

The protected area in the Cerrado biome, which covers 39,957 hectares (98,740 acres), was created on 25 January 1990. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.[1] The objective is to protect biological divsersity, manage the impact of human occupation and ensure the sustainable use of natural resources.[2] The area covers parts of the municipalities of Confins, Lagoa Santa, Matozinhos, Funilândia, Pedro Leopoldo and Prudente de Morais in Minas Gerais.[2]

Conservation[edit]

The Carste de Lagoa Santa Environmental Protection Area is classed as IUCN protected area category V: protected landscape/seascape.[2] Protected species include fossorial giant rat (Kunsia fronto), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis mitis) and orange-brown Atlantic tree-rat (Phyllomys brasiliensis).[1]

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