Bacia dos Frades Environmental Protection Area

The Bacia dos Frades Environmental Protection Area (Portuguese: Área de Proteção Ambiental Bacia dos Frades) is an environmental protection area in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bacia dos Frades Environmental Protection Area
Área de Proteção Ambiental Bacia dos Frades
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Bacia dos Frades Environmental Protection Area
Map showing the location of Bacia dos Frades Environmental Protection Area
Nearest cityTeresópolis, Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates22°20′35″S 42°46′11″W / 22.343124°S 42.769763°W / -22.343124; -42.769763Coordinates: 22°20′35″S 42°46′11″W / 22.343124°S 42.769763°W / -22.343124; -42.769763
Area7,500 hectares (19,000 acres)
DesignationEnvironmental protection area
Created27 November 1990

LocationEdit

The Bacia dos Frades Environmental Protection Area (APA) is in the municipality of Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro. It has an area of 7,500 hectares (19,000 acres).[1]

HistoryEdit

The Bacia dos Frades Environmental Protection Area was created by state law 1.755 of 27 November 1990.[1] It had an area of 6,882.14 hectares (17,006.1 acres).[2] The APA was included in the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic, created in 2006.[3] On 31 October 2013 state law 6.573 extinguished the Paraíso Ecological Station and the Floresta do Jacarandá Environmental Protection Area, and modified the Bacia dos Frades Environmental Protection Area and the Três Picos State Park.[4]

NotesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • APA da Bacia dos Frades (in Portuguese), INEA: Instituto Estadual do Ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-03
  • Costa, Cláudia; Lamas, Ivana; Fernandes, Rosan (December 2010), Planejamento Estratégico do Mosaico Central Fluminense (PDF) (in Portuguese), Reserva da Biosfera da Mata Atlântica, retrieved 2016-10-02
  • Mapa Mata Atlântica (PDF) (in Portuguese), MMA, retrieved 2016-10-03
  • Parque Estadual dos Três Picos (in Portuguese), INEA: Instituto Estadual do Ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-03