Serra da Bodoquena National Park

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Serra da Bodoquena National Park
Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena
IUCN category II (national park)
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Serra da Bodoquena
Map showing the location of Serra da Bodoquena National Park
Map showing the location of Serra da Bodoquena National Park
Nearest city Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul
Coordinates 21°14′24″S 56°41′49″W / 21.24°S 56.697°W / -21.24; -56.697Coordinates: 21°14′24″S 56°41′49″W / 21.24°S 56.697°W / -21.24; -56.697
Area 77,022 hectares (190,330 acres)
Designation National park
Created 21 September 2000
Administrator ICMBio

Serra da Bodoquena National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena) is a national park in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Location[edit]

The park belongs to the cerrado biome. It covers an area of 77,022 hectares (190,330 acres), was created on 21 September 2000 and is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.[1] It covers parts of the municipalities of Porto Murtinho, Jardim, Bonito and Bodoquena, Mato Grosso do Sul.

Conservation[edit]

The park is classified as IUCN protected area category II (national park). It has the objectives of preserving natural ecosystems of great ecological relevance and scenic beauty, enabling scientific research, environmental education, outdoors recreation and eco-tourism.[2] Protected species include the catfish Ancistrus formoso, Jaguar (Panthera onca) and cougar (Puma concolor).[1]

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