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General Information

Chalalan LodgeFounding: The Madidi was formed into a National Park and Natural Area of Integrated Management on September 21, 1995.

Geographical Location: 67º30' - 69º51'   12º30' - 14º44'

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Extension: The Park covers 1,895,750 hectares (18,957 km²), of which 1,271,500 hectares are the National Park and 624,250 hectares are the Natural Area of Integrated Management.Madidi

Population: The pattern of human settlement in the Madidi National Park is complex due to its large area and diversity of regions. The Park is home to around 670 families (some 3,500 inhabitants) spread out among 33 communities. The most important urban centres on the borders of the Park are Apolo to the southeast (1,628 inhabitants), San Buenaventura (1,670 inhabitants) and Rurrenabaque (4,959 inhabitants) to the east and Ixiamas to the north (1,256 inhabitants).

Relevant data:
The Madidi National Park is home to some of the greatest riches of Bolivia and is also one of the world’s priorities for conservation as it is one of the most extraordinary reservoirs of genetic material on the planet.

The Park varies between 6,000 and 200 metres above sea level from the Apolobamba mountain range to the Amazon plains of River Heath. Montane Moist to Perhumid Evergreen Forest, Seasonally Moist Lowland Tropical Forest, Palm Savannas, Puna and Dry Inter-Andean Valleys.

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