The Iguaçu National Park, created in 1939, by Decree No. 1,035, is home to the largest remnant of the Atlantic Forest (seasonal semideciduous) of southern Brazil. The Park protects a rich biodiversity, made up of representative species of Brazilian fauna and flora, some of which are threatened with extinction, such as jaguars, puma (Puma concolor), yellow-bellied alligator, purple-breasted parrot , Hawk-royal, peroba-rosa, ariticum, araucaria, as well as many other species of relevant value and scientific interest. This expressive biological variability, coupled with the unique landscape of rare scenic beauty of the Iguaçu Falls, made Iguaçu National Park the first Conservation Unit in Brazil to be established as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.
The Iguassu National Park, in Argentina, joins the Iguassu National Park in Argentina, the most important biological continuum in Central and South America, with more than 600,000 hectares of protected areas and another 400,000 in still primitive forests. Joint actions between Brazilians and Argentines in the efforts to preserve this important world heritage.
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