Serra de Tabatinga Environmental Protection Area

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Serra de Tabatinga Environmental Protection Area
Área de Proteção Ambiental da Serra de Tabatinga
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Serra de Tabatinga Environmental Protection Area
Map showing the location of Serra de Tabatinga Environmental Protection Area
Location in Brazil
Nearest city São Félix do Tocantins, Tocantins, Brazil
Coordinates 10°18′40″S 45°48′43″W / 10.311°S 45.812°W / -10.311; -45.812Coordinates: 10°18′40″S 45°48′43″W / 10.311°S 45.812°W / -10.311; -45.812
Area 35,185 hectares (86,940 acres)
Designation Environmental Protection Area
Created 6 June 1990

Serra de Tabatinga Environmental Protection Area (Portuguese: Área de Proteção Ambiental da Serra de Tabatinga) is a protected area in the state of Tocantins, Brazil. It is in the Cerrado biome.

Location[edit]

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.[1] It is in the municipality of Mateiros in the state of Tocantins.[2]

Conservation[edit]

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.[2] Specifically, the unit was created to protect the headwaters of the Parnaíba River to ensure water quality.[3]

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