Morro da Pedreira Environmental Protection Area

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Morro da Pedreira Environmental Protection Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Morro da Pedreira Environmental Protection Area
Map showing the location of Morro da Pedreira Environmental Protection Area
Location in Brazil
Nearest city Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Coordinates 19°20′S 43°32′W / 19.33°S 43.53°W / -19.33; -43.53Coordinates: 19°20′S 43°32′W / 19.33°S 43.53°W / -19.33; -43.53
Area 131,769 hectares (325,610 acres)
Designation Environmental Protection Area
Created 26 January 1990

Morro da Pedreira Environmental Protection Area (Portuguese: Morro da Pedreira Environmental Protection Area) is a protected area in the Cerrado biome in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Location[edit]

The protected area in the Cerrado biome, which covers 131,769 hectares (325,610 acres), was created on 26 January 1990. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.[1] It contains all or part of the municipalities of Conceição do Mato Dentro, Itabira, Itambé do Mato Dentro, Jaboticatubas, Nova União, Morro do Pilar, Santana do Riacho and Taquaraçu de Minas in the state of Minas Gerais.[2]

Conservation[edit]

The environmental protection area is classed as IUCN protected area category V, protected landscape/seascape. The purpose is to preserve biological diversity, control the impact of human occupation and ensure sustainable use of natural resources.[2] Protected species in the area include maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) and ocelot (Leopardus pardalis mitis).[1]

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