Ubication: Amazonas State
the southern extreme of Venezuela, Department of Río
Negro, on the border with Brazil.
How to get there
by river, following the waters of the Ori-noco and
Casiquiare rivers, or by helicopter.
and important life reserve which takes its name from the
constant cloudiness that covers the mountain. La Neblina
is 3,014 m. high and it is the highest elevation in
South America, east of the Andean Range. The relief of
the sierra is marked by deep valleys, the most important
of which is the Grand Canyon of the Baría River. It is
formed mainly by sandstone strata which belong to the
Roraima formation of the Precambrian era. There are also
igneous rocks which belong to the Amazon granitic
of its location and climate, it has a varied endemic
vegetation. The lower part shows the characteristic
formation of the humid tropical forest. Towards the
summit of the mountains, the forest becomes shrubby with
extensive moss-covered areas, like a natural carpet.
Many species are found here, specially orchids, along
with a shrub which only grows in the park, known as
Neblinaria celiae. Carnivorous plants have also been
found, such as the Heliamphora sp., and others.
complete inventory of the fauna of the park does not
exist, but mammals like the jaguar, the tapir, the
margay and several species of monkeys are abundant.
There are abundant ophidians, like the Emerald Boa,
anacondas and the Green Fer-de-lance, etc. Among birds,
there are the Strong-billed Woodcreeper, the Nocturnal
Curassow, and who knows what else, until we discover it.
special permit to enter, spend the night and conduct
research in the park, is required. Contact INPARQUES.
range from 27° C. to 8° C., depending on the altitude.
Very humid with precipitation of over 3,000 mm.
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