Igarapé Gelado Environmental Protection Area

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Igarapé Gelado Environmental Protection Area
Area de Protecao Ambiental do Igarape Gelado
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Igarapé Gelado Environmental Protection Area
Map showing the location of Igarapé Gelado Environmental Protection Area
Location in Brazil
Nearest city Parauapebas, Pará
Coordinates 5°57′32″S 50°13′30″W / 5.959°S 50.225°W / -5.959; -50.225Coordinates: 5°57′32″S 50°13′30″W / 5.959°S 50.225°W / -5.959; -50.225
Area 23,285 hectares (57,540 acres)
Designation Environmental Protection Area
Created 5 May 1989

Igarapé Gelado Environmental Protection Area (Portuguese: Area de Protecao Ambiental do Igarape Gelado) is a protected area in the state of Pará, Brazil. It contains cultivated land and Amazon rainforest biome.

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The protected area, which covers 23,285 hectares (57,540 acres) of the Amazon rainforest biome, was created on 5 May 1989. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.[1] It lies within the Parauapebas municipality of the state of Pará.

Conservation[edit]

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.[2] Protected species include Uta Hick's bearded saki (Chiropotes utahicki).[1]

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