Amazonian Park of Guyana

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Esprit Parc National - Guyane

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The territory of the Amazonian Park of Guyana covers 40% of French Guyana, making it the largest national park of France and of the European Union. Bordered by the Brazilian National park of Tumucumaque (3,8 million hectares), together they form one of the largest protected spaces in the world. It is delimited by two great rivers: the Oyapock, on the border with Brazil, and the Maroni, on the border with Suriname. Difficult to access, it protects one of the strongest biodiversity zones on the planet, as well as the original ways of life and the human activities of the inhabitants of the rivers and forest. It is home to the Apalaï, Tilïo, Wayana, Wayãpi and Téko Amerindians and also to the Aluku, the Maroni, the Creoles and the Metropolitans.

Heritage

As far as flora is concerned, the Guyanese territory is home to more than 1500 different trees out of some 5800 listed species, some of which culminate at 50 meters. In terms of fauna, 400 fresh water fish species (40% endemic), 192 species of mammals, 261 species of reptiles and amphibians, 719 species of birds and hundreds of thousands of species of insects (butterflies, coleoptera, stick insects).

Carte du Parc amazonien de Guyane

The national park in a nutshell

Amazonian Park of Guyana
1 rue Lederson
97354 Rémire-Montjoly
Tél. :+33(0)5 94 29 12 52

Chiffres clés

Date of creation

27th February 2007

Location

French Guyana (Overseas department 973)

Heart of the National Park

2 millions ha

Potential Area of Growth

1,4 million ha

5 municipalities