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The closeness of El Ávila to Caracas works mostly to its advantage, allowing millions of people to keep an eye on its well being. This is reflected in the amount of resources INPARQUES sets aside for this park, although they are concentrated primarily in the area adjacent to the city. On the other hand, this proximity has resulted in problems like exotic species introduction, frequent fires and the inclusion of highways and populated areas inside the park. To help solve these problems, personnel and infrastructure need to be spread evenly over the entire park. The thousands of daily visitors from Caracas represent the principle allies of the park and have greatly helped to maintain and protect El Ávila from certain threats. In this respect, El Ávila serves as an excellent example for other national parks in Venezuela.


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