Lapinha Biological Reserve

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Lapinha Biological Reserve
Reserva Biológica Lapinha
Map showing the location of Lapinha Biological Reserve
Map showing the location of Lapinha Biological Reserve
Location in Brazil
Nearest city Leopoldina, Minas Gerais
Coordinates 21°29′13″S 42°44′10″W / 21.487°S 42.736°W / -21.487; -42.736Coordinates: 21°29′13″S 42°44′10″W / 21.487°S 42.736°W / -21.487; -42.736
Area 369 hectares (910 acres)
Designation biological reserve
Created 23 September 1974

Lapinha Biological Reserve (Portuguese: Reserva Biológica Lapinha) is a small State Biological Reserve in the municipality of Leopoldina, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

History[edit]

The reserve, which covers 368.7 hectares (911 acres) in the municipality of Leopoldina, Minas Gerais, was created on 23 September 1974.[1]

Status[edit]

The climate is tropical, with average temperatures of about 21 °C (70 °F) and average rainfall of 1,307 millimetres (51.5 in). The municipality was once covered in semi-deciduous forest of the Atlantic Forest biome, but has been severely deforested.[2] As of 2009 the State Biological Reserve was a "strict nature reserve" under IUCN protected area category Ia.[3]

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