Gurupi Biological Reserve

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Gurupi Biological Reserve is a biological reserve in the State of Maranhão, in Brazil. Created by decree n.º: 95.614 of 12 July 1988, it has 341.650 ha. Studies with plants, butterflies and birds classify this biological reserve as one of the 12 pleistocenic refuges in the Brazilian Amazon Forest. It has lost more than half of its forest due to logging since its creation.[1]


  1. ^ Stuart Chape, Mark Spalding, Martin Jenkins, The world's protected areas: status, values and prospects in the 21st century, pg. 214, University of California Press (2008), ISBN 0-520-24660-8

Coordinates: 12°32′58″S 47°32′08″W / 12.54944°S 47.53556°W / -12.54944; -47.53556