Monday, October 23, 2017

SOME IMPORTANT NATIONAL PARK OF BOLIVIA

 

MADIDI NATIONAL PARK AND RURRENABAQUE
This is the gate to the Bolivian Amazon, located on the northern lowlands of La Paz. This National Park (18,900 km2) is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world. Enjoy the unspoiled fauna, luxurious vegetation and canoe rides on the Madidi River. The Chalalan Eco-Lodge, -in the heart of Madidi- is a project managed by the local indigenous community with the support of Conservation International, guaranteeing a sustainable development & environment’s preservation, a comfortable place to experience the surrounding tropical humid forest, as well as its astonishing flora and fauna.

 

EDUARDO AVAROA NATIONAL PARK
Located at the south of Potosi with a surface of 714,745 hectares; it is one of the most amazing volcanic origin landscapes in the Andes with two main highlights: “Laguna Colorada”, a nesting place of flamingos which turns red due to sediments on the water and pigments of some special algae’s; and the “Laguna Verde” which turns green due to a high concentration of magnesium in the water. The “Sol de Mañana” area has volcanic activity, with sulphur pots boiling, forming fumaroles.

 

NOEL KEMPFF MERCADO NATIONAL PARK
Located at the northeast of Santa Cruz and bordering Brazil, it has a surface of 914,000 Hectares. The park is located between the Amazon and the Pampas. To the south of this protected area are located the Jesuit Missions. “Flor de Oro”, the old hacienda converted into a protection post, is a gorgeous place to stay and enjoy eco-tourism programs. This area was declared Natural Heritage site by UNESCO.

 

AMBORO NATIONAL PARK
It is located in the east of Santa Cruz, with a surface of 442,500 hectares. Is an exotic combination of mountains and deep valleys, implemented by raging rivers and waterfalls. It has been colonized by highlands indigenous and the local “Guarayos”, making a total of 97 settlements within the Integrated Management Natural Area. The pre-Columbian ruins of “Samaipata”, as well as pictographs, are located in the south of the protected area.

 

PANTANAL
Located in the eastern part of Santa Cruz, bordering the Chaco, The Bolivian Pantanal is one of the largest wetlands in the world. Chiquitanos, Ayoreos, indigenous Creoles and descendants of Spanish colonizers, share their life in the same area.

 

COTAPATA NATIONAL PARK
This sub tropical park is located at the Yungas Mountain Forrest in La Paz, with a surface of 40,000 hectares. This is a land of abrupt topography of 4 different ecological stages, going from altitudes from 5.600 to 1.200 meters. The southern part of Cotapata is a tropical paradise close to La Paz.

 

SAJAMA NATIONAL PARK
It is located between Oruro & the Chilean border with a surface of 200,000 hectares. This Park is surrounded by impressive volcanic peaks, such as the Sajama and the Payachatas. The area features queñua trees growing above an altitude of 5,200 meters, making them the highest wood-bearing plant in the world. Today it is an important pool of genetic resources related to the raising and selection of vicuñas and alpacas.