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Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
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Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Bolivia
Best of: Wilderness, Forest, Park
Description:
The National Park is one of the largest (1,523,000 ha) and most intact parks in the Amazon Basin. With an altitudinal range of 200 m to nearly 1,000 m, it is the site of a rich mosaic of habitat types from Cerrado savannah and forest to upland evergreen Amazonian forests. The park boasts an evolutionary history dating back over a billion years to the Precambrian period. An estimated 4,000 species of flora as well as over 600 bird species and viable populations of many globally endangered or threatened vertebrate species live in the park.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Noel Kempff Mercado National Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.