Rio Juruá

Fabio Chicuta
Fabio Chicuta
Fabio Chicuta
Fabio Chicuta
Fabio Chicuta

Rio Juruá

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  • Area: 
    2,136,489 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    05°09'S 67°13'W
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The Site, located in the upper Amazon basin, includes a complex system of rivers, canals, lakes, seasonal rivers and floodplain forests. It provides habitat to endemic species such as the fulvous-chinned nunlet (Nonnula sclateri) and the bamboo antshrike (Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae). Rio Juruá also provides habitat to threatened species such as the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla); the South American manatee (Trichechus inunguis); the lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) and the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari). This Site provides important ecosystem services to more than 130,000 people, varying from provision of food, fresh water and genetic materials, to regulating and cultural services such as protection against erosion, recreation and education activities. The main actual threats to the Site relate to its unsustainable use for logging and hunting.

Administrative region: 
Amazonas State

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Extractive Reserve Federal - Federal Baixo Jurua Resex
    • Extractive Reserve Federal - Federal Medio Jurua Resex
    • Indigenous Land - Deni
    • Sustainable Development State Reserve - RDS Uacari
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