Pantanal Matogrossense National Park
|Pantanal Matogrossense National Park|
|Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense|
The Cuiabá River and wetlands
|Nearest city||Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso|
|Area||135,606 hectares (335,090 acres)|
|Created||24 September 1981|
Pantanal Matogrossense National Park has an area of 135,606 hectares (335,090 acres). It is in the Pantanal biome.
The park was created by decree nº 86.392 on 24 September 1981, and is managed by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio).
The Cuiabá River runs through Pantanal Matogrossense National Park.
The park is classed as IUCN protected area category II (national park). The park's basic objective is preservation of natural ecosystems of great ecological relevance and scenic beauty and enabling scientific research, environmental education, outdoor recreation and ecological tourism. The park was listed as a "Wetland of International Importance" under the Ramsar Convention in 1993.
Protected species include jaguar (Panthera onca), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus), giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), chestnut-bellied guan (Penelope ochrogaster), black-and-tawny seedeater (Sporophila nigrorufa) and the mussel Lamproscapha ensiformis.
- Parna do Pantanal Mato-grossense (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, retrieved 2016-05-02
- Ramsar List, Ramsar.org, retrieved 14 April 2013
- Unidade de Conservação: Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-02