Natural monuments or features in Brazil

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The following is a list of protected areas in Brazil considered "Natural monuments or features" under the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories (category III). That is, protected areas set aside to protect a specific natural monument, which can be a land form, sea mount, submarine cavern, geological feature such as a cave or even a living feature such as an ancient grove. They are generally quite small protected areas and often have high visitor value.

This list is drawn from the 2009 World Database on Protected Areas:

Site Name

Marine or
Terrestrial

Total
Area
(ha)

Total
Marine
Area
(ha)

Árvores Fossilizadas do Est. do Tocantins (State Nature Monument)

Terrestrial

29,370

 

Banhado dos Pachecos (State Wildlife Refuge)

Terrestrial

2,608

 

Cachoeira do Ferro Doido (State Nature Monument)

Terrestrial

400

 

Campos de Palmas (Wildlife Refuge)

Terrestrial

16,582

 

Corixão da Mata Azul (State Wildlife Refuge)

Terrestrial

40,000

 

Falésias de Beberibe (State Nature Monument)

Terrestrial

31

 

Ilha dos Lobos (Wildlife Refuge)

Both

2

5

Monólitos de Quixadá (State Nature Monument)

Terrestrial

16,636

 

Quelônio do Araguaia (State Wildlife Refuge)

Terrestrial

60,000

 

Rio Cristalino (State Wildlife Refuge)

Terrestrial

36,950

 

Rio das Mortes (State Wildlife Refuge)

Terrestrial

78,436

 

Vale do Dinossauro (State Nature Monument)

Terrestrial

186

 

Veredas do Oeste Baiano (Wildlife Refuge)

Terrestrial

128,521

 

 

caption Map of Brazil. (Source: CIA, The World Factbook)

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Further Reading:

  1. World Resources Institute
  2. World Database on Protected Areas

 

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Citation

(2009). Natural monuments or features in Brazil. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/154796

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