Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Central Amazon Conservation Complex, Brazil

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_267

The Amazon Conservation Centre in the Amazon region of northern Brazil was formed by expanding the Crows National Park. Its core protection area is 53,230 km2, and it is the largest protected area in the Amazon. The community is also the most biodiverse region in the world. It includes outstanding examples of floodplain ecosystems, Igapo forests, lakes and natural riverbeds, and its constantly evolving aquatic environment provides a paradise for the world’s largest population of electric fish. The heritage site also protects important endangered species such as bigeye fish, Amazonian manatees, black skinned caimans, and pufferfish.

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