Serra da Mocidade National Park
|Serra da Mocidade National Park|
|Parque Nacional Serra da Mocidade|
A peak of the serra
|Nearest city||Caracaraí, Roraima|
|Area||376,813 hectares (931,130 acres)|
|Created||29 April 1998|
The park lies in the Amazon biome. It covers 376,813 hectares (931,130 acres). It was established on 29 April 1998, and is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation. The park covers parts of the municipalities of Barcelos, Amazonas and Caracaraí, Roraima. It adjoins the Yanomami Indigenous Territory to the north.
The north west of the park has a complex of mountains isolated from other ranges of the Guianas. Altitudes range from 100 to 1,700 metres (330 to 5,580 ft). It contains small meandering streams covered by upland forest, wetlands, rivers with distinctive chemical and biological properties (the Catrimani River and Água Boa do Univini River) and alluvial floodplains. Some of the wetlands are strictly seasonal in nature. Average annual rainfall is 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). Temperatures range from 24 to 36 °C (75 to 97 °F) with an average of 28 °C (82 °F).
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. The conservation unit is supported by the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program.
- Full list: PAs supported by ARPA, ARPA, retrieved 2016-08-07
- Parque Nacional Serra da Mocidade (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, retrieved 2016-05-03
- "Terra Indígena Yanomami", Terras Indígenas no Brasil (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2017-03-02
- Unidade de Conservação: Parque Nacional Serra da Mocidade (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-03