Brazil commemorates 82 years of the Iguazu National Park
The Iguazu Falls is a Natural Heritage of Humanity and one of the seven wonders
One of the most visited natural attractions in the country, the Foz do Iguaçu National Park, in Paraná, turned 82 yesterday. The place, which attracts millions of visitors annually, is home to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Iguazu Falls, and a benchmark in tourist infrastructure for those who pass. Since 1999, the park is managed by the Cataratas do Iguaçu SA concessionaire, a genuinely Iguazú company, which is part of the Cataratas Group.
In its 185 thousand hectares of forests, the attraction keeps the memory of the natural environments of the West Region of Paraná. The memory of natural landscapes, free and clear rivers and streams full of life protects a vast, rare and special manifestation of our fauna and flora. In its territory, the National Park is home to about 400 species of birds, 158 species of mammals, 175 species of fish, more than two thousand species of plants and more than 750 species of butterflies. All this biodiversity made the park a Natural Heritage of Humanity in 1986.
The care and integrated work provide the visitor with unique and unforgettable contact conditions with one of the rarest characteristics of nature. In addition to the lush waterfall, which has the largest waterfall system in the world after Niagara Falls, visitors to the site can take advantage of the various trails that make up the park, such as Poço Preto and Bananeiras. Anyone who is a fan of extreme sports can also enjoy rafting.
The head of the National Park, Cibele Munhoz Amato, highlighted the importance of this date and place for Brazilian tourism. “The anniversary of the park is a celebration of the conservation of nature, biodiversity, the regional development of the cities surrounding the park, the strengthening of sustainable tourism, the environment, the economy and the image of Brazil. The 82 years of the park are a construction of all segments of society ", he concluded.
USTA ITAIPU - Aún dentro del Parque es posible sentirse pequeño dentro del gigante Itaipu Binacional. Es una de las sensaciones que experimentan los turistas al visitar la planta. Considerada el mayor generador de energía limpia y renovable del planeta, la represa de Itaipú tiene 7,919 metros de largo y 196 metros de alto, lo que corresponde a un edificio de 65 pisos. Recibe 900 mil turistas al año y despierta la curiosidad de quienes gustan de la historia y la tecnología.
In Itaipu, the tourist begins the tour at the Visitor Center and climbs to the top of the dam. The tour includes observing the activity of the rotor of one of the generating units, knowing the central control, navigating the waters of the lake and being in contact with nature. The place is so big that tourists can choose which tours they want to take. Itaipu was created in 1973 through a treaty between Brazil and Paraguay. Each country is entitled to 50% of the energy generated, but Paraguay uses only 11% of the energy and sells the rest to Brazil.