Saturday 1 April 2023

Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

This site includes the Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
This postcard was sent by Rodrigo

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (PortugueseParque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros) is a national park of Brazil located in the state of Goiás, on the top of an ancient plateau with an estimated age of 1.8 billion years. The park was created on January 11, 1961, by President Juscelino Kubitschek, and listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2001.
The main river in the park is the Rio Preto, a tributary of the Tocantins River. There are many waterfalls along its course such as the Rio Preto Falls (120 meters high, 80 meters at the base) and the Cariocas Falls. The park is noted for its scenic canyons, with walls of up to 40 metres (130 ft) high and valleys of up to 300 square metres (3,200 sq ft) deep. - in: wikipedia

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