Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba National Park

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Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba National Park
Parque Nacional das Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba National Park
Map showing the location of Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba National Park
Nearest city Gilbués, Piauí
Coordinates 10°03′S 45°54′W / 10.05°S 45.9°W / -10.05; -45.9Coordinates: 10°03′S 45°54′W / 10.05°S 45.9°W / -10.05; -45.9
Area 724,324 hectares (1,789,840 acres)
Designation National park
Created 16 July 2002
Administrator ICMBio

Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional das Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba) is a national park of Brazil.

Location[edit]

The park is in the cerrado biome. It covers 724,324 hectares (1,789,840 acres). It was established on 16 July 2002, and is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.[1] The park lies in parts of the municipalities of Formosa do Rio Preto in Bahia, Lizarda, Mateiros and São Félix do Tocantins in Tocantins , Alto Parnaíba in Maranhão, and Barreiras do Piauí, Corrente, Gilbués and São Gonçalo do Gurguéia in Piauí.[2]

Conservation[edit]

Protected species in the park include the jaguar (Panthera onca), cougar (Puma concolor) and giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus).[1]

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