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Provincia Cordillera

National Park Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco

  • Provincia Cordillera, Bolivia
  • Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia 
  • National Park Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco in the south of the province of Santa Cruz in Bolivia was formally established in September 1995 on the initiative of the indigenous peoples who live in the area. This is the dry tropical forest in South America and a forest regions of the continent after the Amazon, an area of ​​34,411 sq.km. There is very little precipitation falls - only 500 millimeters of rain per year, and the temperature rises above 32 degrees Celsius.

    Kaa-Iya on the ancient Indian language Guarani means "the owners of the Mountains", or the place where found wealth, in the sense of wealth of natural resources and the relationship between man and nature. The national park is home to over 100 different species of animals: Jaguars. peccaries, giant armadillos, deer, cougars, tapіry, a variety of reptiles and many birds.
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