Sierra La Culata National Park

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Sierra La Culata National Park
Parque nacional Sierra de La Culata
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Sierra La Culata National ParkParque nacional Sierra de La Culata
Map showing the location of Sierra La Culata National ParkParque nacional Sierra de La Culata
Location
Location  Venezuela
Coordinates 8°48′N 70°58′W / 8.800°N 70.967°W / 8.800; -70.967Coordinates: 8°48′N 70°58′W / 8.800°N 70.967°W / 8.800; -70.967
Area 2,004 km2 (774 sq mi)
Established December 7, 1989 (1989-12-07)

The Sierra La Culata National Park[1] (Spanish: Parque nacional Sierra de La Culata)[2] Also Sierra de la Culata National Park is a national park[3] of Venezuela[4] that is located in the northeastern branch of the Venezuelan Andes,[5] in the states Mérida and Trujillo. It was decreed a national park on December 7, 1989. It has a high mountain climate, with temperatures ranging between −2 and 24 °C (28 and 75 °F), and its surface area is 200,400 hectares (774 sq mi).

The vegetation is characterized by the presence of numerous species of frailejones, shrubs such as ericaceae and melastomataceae; ferns and numerous mosses, liver lichens and fungi. The tree of the zone is the Coloradito.

This park houses species such as the Jaguar, the Spectacled bear, the Armadillo, the Loach, the Andean condor, and amphibians such as the nurse frog (sapito niñera).[clarification needed]

Within the park are at least one endemic species of brachythermal butterfly (Round empetrus).

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  1. ^ Parque Nacional Sierra de La Culata (Mérida, Trujillo)
  2. ^ Revista forestal venezolana (in Spanish). Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales. 2002-01-01. 
  3. ^ Memoria y cuenta (in Spanish). Ministerio del Ambiente y de los Recursos Naturales Renovables. 1997-01-01. 
  4. ^ Revista geográfica venezolana: revista del Instituto de Geografía y Conservación de Recursos Naturales de la Facultad de Ciencias Forestales (in Spanish). Universidad de los Andes. 2001-01-01. 
  5. ^ Palmerlee, Danny (2007-01-01). South America on a Shoestring. Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781741044430.