Fires have destroyed at least 18,000 hectares of vegetation (44,480 acres) in central Brazil’s savanna region and now threaten a national park that’s home to rare species such as jaguars, maned wolves and Brazilian mergansers. The ongoing fires in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, in the northeast of the state of Goiás, started on Sept.
Brazil boasts natural wonders recognized worldwide as World Natural Heritage sites. This certification is awarded by Unesco, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and appreciates the environmental significance of these sites and the need for their preservation.
Chapada dos Veadeiros is a national park located in the state of Goias, in central Brazil, famous for its stunning waterfalls, crystals and unique flora and fauna. Created in 1961 by President Kubitscheck, it has since been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Sight in 2001. Here are five places that can’t be missed when visiting the area.
Climate change is putting many sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage list at risk, with 35 of the 228 now threatened.