Tumucumaque National Park is located in the northwestern part of Brazil amongst the Amazon Rainforest near the borders of French Guiana and Suriname. The national park encompasses an area of 15,009 square miles (38,874 sq km).
As large as some countries, it is the world’s largest tropical forest national park combining with Guiana Amazonian National park in French Guiana to create a protected area of 22,780 square miles (59,000 sq km).
Although the combined national parks are smaller than the three sister national parks of Parima-Tapirapeco National Park, Serrania de la Neblina National Park, and Pico da Neblina National Park, the neighboring reserves and scientific stations of Tumucumaque Mountains National Park and Guiana Amazonian Park make this collective protected area the largest.
The Amazon Rainforest is globally renowned and the significance of the ecological importance of the rainforest to the global community is equally understood. This Guiana Shield between the Amazonian National Park and Tumucumaque Mountains National Park is one of the most important and largest ecological regions of protected tropical rainforest in the world.
The majority of the wildlife is indigenous and not found in any other region of the world. This Amazon Rainforest region is home to predators like the jaguar. There are multiple species of primates, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
Tumucumaque is one of the most diverse ecology settings in the world, and the abundance of that diversity is the highlight of the park.
Tumucumaque Mountains Highlights
- Largest tropical forest
- Ecological diversity
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