Parc national de la Serra da Bocaina (São Paulo - Rio de Janeiro)

Brazil
Date of Submission: 06/09/1996
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Category: Natural
Coordinates: 44°24' - 44°54' W 22°40' - 23°20' S
Ref.: 40

Description

This is a protected part of the Atlantic tropical forest situated on the coast between the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The area, of unusual beauty, is half-way between two of the largest cities in Brazil: São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The national park covers100000 hectares, is a fine example of protected oceanic forest, and has a rich variety of fauna, including many species threatened with extinction. It is also one of our rare protected sites along the coast.