- Copo National Park
Copo National ParkIUCN Category II (National Park) Location Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina Coordinates Coordinates: Area 1142.5 km² Established 1998 Governing body Administración de Parques Nacionales
The Copo National Park is a national park of Argentina, located in the Copo Department, province of Santiago del Estero. It has an area of 1142.5 km². It was created in 1998 in order to preserve a number of endangered species.
The park belongs to the Dry Chaco ecosystem. The climate is warm, with annual rainfall between 500 and 700 mm. A large part of it is made up of forest, with the Santiago red quebracho (quebracho colorado santiagueño) being its characteristic tree species. This tree has a strong wood and high content of tannin, and in the past it suffered a devastating exploitation in other parts of the country. At the beginning of the 20th century, Santiago del Estero was 80% quebracho scrubland; nowadays only 20% remain.
- ^ L. Maffei, R. Paredes, A. Segundo, A. Noss: Home range and activity of two sympatric fox species in the Bolivian Dry Chaco. Canid News, IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group, 2007. online-PDF
- Administración de Parques Nacionales - Argentina's National Park Administration (in Spanish)
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