Parima Tapirapecó National Park
|Parima Tapirapecó National Park|
|Nearest city||La Esmeralda|
|Established||August 1st, 1991|
Parima Tapirapecó National Park (Parque Nacional Parima Tapirapecó) is a Venezuelan national park in the southern state of Amazonas. Established in August 1991, it has an area of 38,290 km² (15,000 mile²), and is the largest national park in Venezuela. The area protects the headwaters of the Orinoco, likewise the natural space and culture of the Yanomami ethnic group. "The main types of vegetation in Parima-Tapirapecó National Park are evergreen lowland forests and submontane and montane forests. There are also large areas of mostly secondary savannas in the southern Parima uplands."
- Huber, Otto (2001), "Conservation and environmental concerns in the Venezuelan Amazon", Biodiversity and Conservation 10(10), 1627-1643. p1634