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 Date of last field
 evaluation
 July 2004 (updated June 2005)

Name

Carrasco

 Category
 National Park
 Year created
 1991

Area

622,600 ha

Main objectives

- Conservation of biological diversity, in particular of the highland ecosystems and the humid cloud forests (Yungas);
- Regulation of the use of natural resources by the residents of the protected area and improvement of their living conditions

 Location

In the eastern part of the Cochabamba

Department, in the Carrasco, Tiraque and

Chapare provinces

 Ecoregions

Semihumid Puna (5.29%), Moist to Perhumid Montane Evergreen Forest (67.10%), Sub-Andean Amazon Forest (22.42%), Pre-Andean Amazon Forest (4.23%), Inter-Andean Dry Forest (0.90%) and Tucumano-Bolivian Forest (0.06%)

 Habitats

Yungas paramo, premontane forests, moist evergreen forests, mixed cloud forests, montane and sub-montane forests

Authors: Mario Diego Lilienfeld and Stéphane Pauquet

 

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