Iguazu National Park
Iguazu National Park is an area of Brazilian Conservation and is located in the extreme west of Paraná with total area of 185,262.20 hectares which is one the most spectacular set of waterfalls on Earth, the Iguazu Falls. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio).
It is also one of the few places in the Atlantic Forest that once covered more than 1.3 million square kilometers; there is now only 7.3% of the total. What is left is currently in small isolated areas, among them the so-called conservation areas.
As the biodiversity of fauna present were recorded 257 species of butterflies, but it is estimated that there are about 800 mammals have been cataloged 45, 12 amphibians, 41 snakes, lizards, 8, 18 fish and 200 species of birds. (Source: IBAMA)
The Iguazu National Park was created in January 10, 1939, through Decree-Law No. 1035 of then President Getúlio Vargas. On November 17, 1986, received the distinction awarded by UNESCO Natural Heritage of Humanity. The park had its first management plan prepared in 1981 and was revised only in 1999.