Serra do Itajaí National Park
|Serra do Itajaí Nacional Park|
|Parque Nacional da Serra do Itajaí|
Serra Dona Francisca
|Nearest city||Brusque, Santa Catarina|
The park is in the Atlantic Forest biome. It has an area of 57,375 hectares (141,780 acres). It was created by decree of 4 June 2004, modified by decree of 20 February 2006, and is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation. It covers parts of the municipalities of Ascurra, Apiúna, Blumenau, Botuverá, Gaspar, Guabiruba, Indaial, Presidente Nereu and Vidal Ramos in the state of Santa Catarina.
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. Protected species in the park include cougar (Puma concolor), margay (Leopardus wiedii), vinaceous-breasted amazon (Amazona vinacea), white-necked hawk (Buteogallus lacernulatus), white-bearded antshrike (Biatas nigropectus) and Phylloscartes.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Parque Nacional da Serra do Itajaí.|
- Parna da Serra do Itajaí (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, retrieved 2016-05-03
- Unidade de Conservação: Parque Nacional da Serra do Itajaí (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-03