Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationCentral Brazil Plateau, State of Goiás
CoordinatesS14 0 20.5 W47 41 4.6
Inscription Date2001
Property (ha)367,356
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
All ThreatsLegal framework
All ThreatsLivestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
All ThreatsFire widlfires
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number1035
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=1035
DescriptionThe two sites included in the designation contain flora and fauna and key habitats that characterize the Cerrado – one of the world’s oldest and most diverse tropical ecosystems. For millennia, these sites have served as refuge for several species during periods of climate change and will be vital for maintaining the biodiversity of the Cerrado region during future climate fluctuations.
StatusWorld Heritage Site