Baritú National Park


Baritú National Park

Infobox_protected_area | name = Baritú National Park
iucn_category = II
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location = Salta Province, Argentina
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area = 720 km²
established = 1974
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governing_body = Administración de Parques Nacionales

The Baritú National Park is a national park of Argentina, located in the Santa Victoria Department, in the north of the province of Salta, in the Argentine Northwest. It has an area of 720 square kilometres and it is the only tropical park in the country.

The park was created in 1974. It is bordered by mountains. The protected area belongs to the Yungas ecosystem, which is composed of Sub-Andean hills measuring 300 to 400 m in height. The climate is wet and hot, with summer rainfall that goes from 900 to 1300 mm.

The fauna of the park includes several endangered species, such as the yaguareté and the onza.

The "cedro salteño" trees ("Salta cedrelas") reach huge sizes in this region. Their wood is considered extremely valuable.

ources

* [http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.ar/i/03_ap/02_baritu_PN/02_baritu_PN.htm Administración de Parques Nacionales] - National Parks Administration of Argentina (in Spanish and English)
* [http://www.moon.com/planner/argentina/mustsee/yunga_parks.html National Parks of the Yungas]


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