Igarapé Gelado Environmental Protection Area
|Igarapé Gelado Environmental Protection Area|
|Area de Protecao Ambiental do Igarape Gelado|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Location in Brazil
|Nearest city||Parauapebas, Pará|
|Area||23,285 hectares (57,540 acres)|
|Designation||Environmental Protection Area|
|Created||5 May 1989|
The protected area, which covers 23,285 hectares (57,540 acres) of the Amazon biome, was created on 5 May 1989. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation. It lies within the Parauapebas municipality of the state of Pará.
The area is classed as IUCN protected area category V, protected landscape/seascape. The purpose is to protect biological diversity and control human activities to ensure sustainable use of natural resources. Protected species include Uta Hick's bearded saki (Chiropotes utahicki).
- Área de Proteção Ambiental do Igarapé Gelado (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, retrieved 2016-04-21
- Unidade de Conservação: Area de Protecao Ambiental do Igarape Gelado (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-21