Serra do Cipó National Park

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Serra do Cipó National Park
Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó
IUCN category II (national park)
Cachoeira Grande Serra do Cipó Minas Gerais.JPG
Cachoeira Grande Serra do Cipó
Map showing the location of Serra do Cipó National Park
Map showing the location of Serra do Cipó National Park
Nearest city Itabira, Minas Gerais
Coordinates 19°21′54″S 43°31′59″W / 19.365°S 43.533°W / -19.365; -43.533Coordinates: 19°21′54″S 43°31′59″W / 19.365°S 43.533°W / -19.365; -43.533
Designation National park
Administrator ICMBio

The Serra do Cipó National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó) is a national park in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Location[edit]

The park is in the Cerrado biome. It covers 31,639 hectares (78,180 acres). It was created by decree 90.223 of 25 September 1984, modified by decree 94.984 of 30 September 1987. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.[1] It lies in the municipalities of Itabira, Itambé do Mato Dentro, Jaboticatubas, Nova União, Morro do Pilar and Santana do Riacho, Minas Gerais.[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] Protected species include]] the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), cougar (Puma concolor), white-necked hawk (Buteogallus lacernulatus), the lizard Placosoma cipoense, the fish Characidium lagosantense and the butterfly Nirodia belphegor.[1]

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