Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
The Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, located in the Amazon Basin, is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Ranging in altitude from 200 to 1000m, the park has Cerrado savannah, wetlands and evergreen rainforests.
An estimated 4,000 species of flora as well as over 600 bird species and viable populations of many globally endangered or threatened vertebrate species live in the park. Among these are the giant otter, giant anteater, hyacinth macaw, giant armadillo, pink river dolphin, maned wolf, marsh and pampas deer.
The park was founded on June 28, 1979. Its original name was "Parque Nacional Huanchaca", but was then changed to "Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado" in honor of the late Prof. Noel Kempff Mercado, for his research and discoveries in the Park.
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Full name: Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Unesco ID: 967
Criteria: 9 10
- 2000 - Inscribed
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- Turtles and tortoises: Habitat of yellow-spotted river turtle
- Big Waterfalls: Catarata Arco Iris
- River Dolphins: Amazonian River Dolphin "Viable populations exist of many globally endangered or threatened large vertebrates including the .... pink river dolphin" (AB) Link
- Otters: Giant otter
- Crocodiles: broad-snouted caiman, black caiman
- Orchids: 110 species of orchids are recorded from the Park (UNEP-WCMC)
- Sloths: brown-throated sloth, two-toed sloth
- Anteaters: giant anteater, silky anteater
- High-Biodiversity Wilderness Area: Amazonia
- Named after individual people: Prof. Noel Kempff Mercado