Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Natural Patrimony of Humanity acknowledged by UNESCO; it is the most natural
reserve of Bolivia, with nearly 1,600.000 hectares of surface and five eco regions
in one unique wood.
· Tropical humid woods in the Amazon basin
· A thorny subtropical wood that represents the Gran Chaco
· Woods of unfloodable savannahs (similar to the swampy site Pantanal)
· Season woods and dry savannahs (characteristic of the central Brazilian
The principal attractive of the park and an outstanding physical element is the
Caparuch Plateau, a great sandy stone prominence of the Pre-Cambric, with an
extension of 850,000 acres that abruptly rises over the dense wood up to an
approximate 1,800 feet of altitude and is present as an elevated plateau of grass
and surrounded wood.
Due to its wide spectrum of habitats and geological formations makes us to assume
the existence of approximately 700 species of birds, 130 varieties of mammals, 127
species of reptiles and amphibians plus 264 species of fish.
The fauna wealth is accompanied by an equal variety and exuberance in vegetation.
It is estimated that there are about 4,000 species of trees and bushes in the park.