A virtual journey through the National Parks of Argentina (# 6): El Impenetrable created to preserve the chaco forest.
It is very difficult to find a degree of biodiversity as pure as that seen in El Impenetrable National Park.
The origin of its name lies in the difficulty of entering the area. Nature is diverse.
Lush forests. Ancient trees and mammals of exuberant beauty form the recent El Impenetrable National Park, the largest in northern Argentina.
|Its 128,000 hectares make it the largest national park in northern Argentina.|
The Impenetrable is a must-see for lovers of hiking and nature.Under the premise of preserving the Chaco forest and the diverse species of flora and fauna that inhabit it, National Parks protects its 130,000 hectares from times prior to its creation, in 2017.
Why should we know this place?
|The Impenetrable today constitutes one of the few, best preserved and largest green lungs in Latin America.|
Location.The Impenetrable is located within the Gran Chaco ecoregion, which also extends to the Northwest of Córdoba and in the countries of Bolivia and Paraguay.
It is the third largest forest area in South America, after the Amazon and the Cerrado, in Brazil.
|The brand new National Park protects the last redoubt of virgin forest, the third in importance in South America.|
The National Parks constitute the most important protected natural areas in Argentina.
They conserve biodiversity and ecosystems; they protect paleontological and archaeological sites; they promote environmental education, scientific research and nature tourism.
|We start touring the El Impenetrable National Park.|
Fauna.The Impenetrable, thanks to its recovery, became the ideal habitat for many critically endangered species and others threatened with extinction, such as the yaguareté, the carreta tatú, three types of peccaries, the anteater, the crowned eagle and the boa rainbow.
Other species of the tree canopy are the palo santo, mistol, viraró, itín, moradillo, saucillo, molle, talas, chañar, Capparis, the drunk palo de flor blanca or yuchán and large cactus.
|A specimen of drunk stick round tree top and beautiful flowers.|
|The carob tree is the most widespread tree in El Impenetrable and the most subject to illegal logging.|
|The quimilero peccary is the largest in the country and an exclusive species in the Chaco region that is in serious danger of extinction, mainly due to hunting and the disappearance of its habitat.|
|The Chaco land tortoise inhabits semi-arid chaco forests.|
|The Chaco region is the second largest block of forests in South America after the best-known Amazon region.|
|Snakes, tapirs, peccaries, corzuelas (fawns), rheas and all kinds of animals walk in herds still elusive|
|There are around 40 national parks, and there are hundreds of protected properties, at least in theory, under provincial, municipal and even privately managed jurisdictions.|
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