Serra de Tabatinga Environmental Protection Area
|Serra de Tabatinga Environmental Protection Area|
|Área de Proteção Ambiental da Serra de Tabatinga|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
|Nearest city||São Félix do Tocantins, Tocantins, Brazil|
|Area||35,185 hectares (86,940 acres)|
|Designation||Environmental Protection Area|
|Created||6 June 1990|
The Serra de Tabatinga Environmental Protection Area in the Cerrado biome, which covers 35,185 hectares (86,940 acres), was created on 6 June 1990. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation. It is in the municipality of Mateiros in the state of Tocantins.
The area is classed as IUCN protected area category V, protected landscape/seascape. The purpose is to protect biological diversity, control human occupation and ensure the sustainable use of natural resources. Specifically, the unit was created to protect the headwaters of the Parnaíba River to ensure water quality.
- Área de Proteção Ambiental da Serra de Tabatinga (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, retrieved 2016-04-22
- Área de Proteção Ambiental Serra da Tabatinga (in Portuguese), Via Rural, retrieved 2016-04-22
- Unidade de Conservação: Área de Proteção Ambiental da Serra de Tabatinga (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-22