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Guatopo National Park is an important biological diversity refuge in the Cordillera de la Costa region and it is an important source of water for Caracas and other nearby communities.  It is one of the best-conserved protected areas within Venezuela's national parks system due to its successful management and administration; the way the eviction and relocation program was handled during  Guatopo's early years was especially successful. Despite these strengths, threats such as illegal hunting, illegal logging, and agriculture within the eastern Cuira Basin, endanger the park's biological diversity. Therefore, certain measures are needed; remaining inhabitants should be evicted and relocated outside of the park, more equipment should be purchased, and the budget should be increased in order to hire additional park guards and improve vigilance and monitoring.  

 

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