São Sebastião do Paraíso Biological Reserve

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São Sebastião do Paraíso Biological Reserve
Reserva Biológica Estadual de São Sebastião do Paraíso
Map showing the location of São Sebastião do Paraíso Biological Reserve
Map showing the location of São Sebastião do Paraíso Biological Reserve
Nearest city São Sebastião do Paraíso
Coordinates 20°54′47″S 47°06′58″W / 20.913°S 47.116°W / -20.913; -47.116Coordinates: 20°54′47″S 47°06′58″W / 20.913°S 47.116°W / -20.913; -47.116
Area 248 hectares (610 acres)
Designation Biological reserve
Created 23 September 1974
Administrator IEF Minas Gerais

São Sebastião do Paraíso Biological Reserve (Portuguese: Reserva Biológica Estadual de São Sebastião do Paraíso) is a state biological reserve in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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The São Sebastião do Paraíso Biological Reserve was created by law nº 16.580 of 23 September 1974 and is administered by the State Forestry Institute (IEF). It covers an area of 248 hectares (610 acres).[1] The reserve is the only one in the municipality of São Sebastião do Paraíso, which was once covered in extensive forests that were indiscriminately cleared in the later part of the 20th century.[2]

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