Raso da Catarina Ecological Station
|Raso da Catarina Ecological Station|
|Estação Ecológica Raso da Catarina|
|Nearest city||Paulo Afonso|
|Area||105,282 hectares (260,160 acres)|
|Created||11 October 2001|
The ecological station in the Caatinga biome, which covers 104,842 hectares (259,070 acres), was created on 11 October 2001. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation. The reserve is classified as International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) category Ia (strict nature reserve). The reserve covers parts of the municipalities of Rodelas, Paulo Afonso and Jeremoabo in Bahia.
The purpose is to conserve nature and support scientific research. Specifically the purpose is to conserve the endemic and/or endangered species Lear's macaw (Anodorhynchus leari), three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus), white-browed guan (Penelope jacucaca), yellow-faced siskin (Carduelis yaerrellii), pectoral antwren (Herpsilochmus pectoralis) and cougar (Puma concolor greeni).
- Esec Raso da Catarina (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, retrieved 2016-04-19
- Unidade de Conservação: Estação Ecológica Raso da Catarina (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-19