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 Date of last field
 evaluation
 March 2004 (updated April 2005)

Name

Amboró

 Category

 National Park and Integrated Management

 Natural Area*

 Year created
 1973 (extended in 1991)

Area

 637,600 ha (NP: 442,500 ha; IMNA: 

 195,100 ha)

Main objectives

 - Conservation of biological diversity, in 

 particular of the montane cloud forests;
 - Watershed protection;
 - Regulation of the use of natural resources

 and improvement of living conditions of

 local residents, in particular by means of

 ecotourism (see Appendix 2)

 Location

 In the western part of the Department of

 Santa Cruz, in the Ichilo, Manuel Maria

 Caballero, Florida and Andrés Ibáñez

 Provinces

Ecoregions

 Humid montane cloud forest (Yungas),

 Semi-humid low montane forest, and

 Chaco

Habitats

 Piedmont forests, humid evergreen forests,

 montane and submontane forests, riparian

 forests

 

* 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)

Authors: Stéphane Pauquet and Adrian Monjeau

 

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