Serra de Itabaiana National Park

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Serra de Itabaiana National Park
Parque Nacional Serra de Itabaiana
IUCN category II (national park)
River in the Serra de Itabaiana National Park
Map showing the location of Serra de Itabaiana National Park
Map showing the location of Serra de Itabaiana National Park
Nearest city Itabaiana, Sergipe
Coordinates 10°46′44″S 37°20′56″W / 10.779°S 37.349°W / -10.779; -37.349Coordinates: 10°46′44″S 37°20′56″W / 10.779°S 37.349°W / -10.779; -37.349
Area 7,999 hectares (19,770 acres)
Designation National park
Created 15 June 2005
Administrator ICMBio

Serra de Itabaiana National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional Serra de Itabaiana) is a national park in the state of Sergipe, Brazil.

Location[edit]

The park lies in the Atlantic Forest biome, and covers 7,999 hectares (19,770 acres). It was created on 15 June 2005, and is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.[1] The park covers parts of the Areia Branca, Campo do Brito, Itabaiana, Itaporanga d'Ajuda, Laranjeiras and Malhador municipalities of the state of Sergipe.[2]

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]

The lizard Cnemidophorus abaetensis is a protected species found in the park.[1]

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