Yurubí National Park

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Yurubí National Park
Parque Nacional Yurubí
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Yurubí National Park Parque Nacional Yurubí
Map showing the location of Yurubí National Park Parque Nacional Yurubí
Location  Venezuela
Coordinates 10°28′N 68°39′W / 10.467°N 68.650°W / 10.467; -68.650Coordinates: 10°28′N 68°39′W / 10.467°N 68.650°W / 10.467; -68.650
Area 236.7 km2 (91.4 sq mi)
Established March 18, 1960 (1960-03-18)

The Yurubí National Park[1] (Spanish: Parque nacional Yurubí)[2] Is a protected area with the status of national park[3] in the north of the South American country of Venezuela.[4] It was founded on March 18, 1960 in Yaracuy State[5] created to protect the Yurubí river basin, which is the source of fresh water for the city of San Felipe. The Yurubí National Park is located in the mountains of the Sierra de Aroa. The park includes cloud forests and low montane forests and is surrounded by cultivated areas. The park is crossed by small trails, which are used mainly by poachers or by a small number of visitors and researchers. The park is not inhabited; The former settlers of the area were relocated many years ago.

Due to its geographical location, the Yurubí National Park is expected to have a high degree of biodiversity and endemism, however, only limited research has been done and information is limited. 68 species of birds have been reported, 64 species of bats, 13 carnivores, 9 rodents, 5 marsupials, 2 primates, among other mammals within the park.

See also[edit]

Butterfly in the park


  1. ^ Parque nacional Yurubí
  2. ^ Maddicks, Russell (2010-12-15). Venezuela: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. ISBN 9781841622996. 
  3. ^ Compilación legislativa sobre protección ambiental (in Spanish). Ministerio del Ambiente, Consultoría Jurídica. 1978-01-01. 
  4. ^ (Venezuela), Instituto Nacional de Parques; (Venezuela), Fundación de Educación Ambiental (1983-01-01). Los Parques nacionales de Venezuela (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Parques. 
  5. ^ Régimen jurídico-institucional de la ordenación y administración del ambiente: programa de investigación (in Spanish). Universidad Catolica Andres. 1987-01-01. ISBN 9789802440108.