Sierra de Perijá National Park
|Sierra de Perijá National Park
Perijá National Park
|Area||295,288 hectares (729,670 acres)|
|Governing body||Instituto Nacional de Parques(INPARQUES)
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Sierra de Perijá National Park, also known as Perijá National Park, is a protected area in Venezuela.
The park was established in 1978 with the objective of protecting the hilly regions.
The park is accessible by road from Maracaibo.
The highest elevation is Pico Tétar at 3,500 metres (11,500 ft).
It covers an area of 295,288 hectares (729,670 acres).
Flora and fauna
Some typical trees include Anacardium excelsum, wax palms Ceroxylon, Cecropia, Gyranthera caribensis, Tabebuia chrysantha, T. , billbergiiT. and chryseaPodocarpus oleifolius and there are many herbs, flowering plants and bromeliads.
Dolphins in Lake Maracaibo are proposed to be brought under a protection programme through the South American River Dolphin Protected Area Network.
Birds may include parrot species such as the endangered military macaw (Ara militaris).
An endangered bird species found in the park is the Perija metaltail hummingbird (Metallura iracunda).
It is also the habitat for another hummingbird, Coeligena consita, an endemic species of the Sierra de Perijá found on its southern slopes.
Uncontrolled fires and deforestation are major threats to the natural ecosystems in the park.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra de Perijá National Park.