Lapinha Biological Reserve
|Lapinha Biological Reserve|
|Reserva Biológica Lapinha|
|Nearest city||Leopoldina, Minas Gerais|
|Area||369 hectares (910 acres)|
|Created||23 September 1974|
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. As of 2009 the State Biological Reserve was a "strict nature reserve" under IUCN protected area category Ia.