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 Date of last field
 evaluation
 April 2005

Name

Madidi

 Category

National Park and Integrated Management

Natural Area*

 Year created
 1995

Area

1,880,996 ha**

Main objectives

- Conservation of biological diversity;
- Protection of the area’s cultural diversity and archeological resources;
- Promotion of the sustainable use of natural resources by the indigenous populations (see Appendix 2)

 Location

In the northeast of the La Paz department, in the Franz Tamayo, Abel Iturralde and Bautista Saavedra provinces

Ecoregions

Montane Moist to Perhumid Evergreen Forest, Seasonally Moist Lowland Tropical Forest, Palm Savannas, Puna, and Dry Inter-Andean Valleys

Habitats

High-Andean ecosystems, Puna grasslands, Matorrals, Yugas paramos, cloud forests, Sub-Andean rain forests, Montane forests, Pluvial piedmont forests, Moist lowland forests, Flooded savannas, and Swampland palm groves

 

* The Integrated Management Natural Area (IMNA) category is meant to harmonize the conservation of biological diversity with the sustainable development of the local population. It constitutes a mosaic of land uses, including representative samples of ecoregions, biogeographic provinces, natural communities or plant and animal species of special importance, traditional land use systems, multiple-use zones, and strict protection zones (Art. 25 - D.S. N° 24,781, 07.31.1997)

 

** According to data from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), obtained during the elaboration of the Management Plan. The surface indicated in the park’s creation decree (D.S. N°24,123) of September 9, 1995 is 1,895,750 ha.

Author: Stéphane Pauquet

 

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