Welcome to Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina
Within the 1520 sq km of the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, waterfalls cascade over the Sincora Range’s mountains and plateaus, dropping into rivers and streams that wind their way through grassy valleys and clean swimming holes. The region’s unique natural beauty and the tranquility of its small colonial towns have attracted a steady trickle of Brazilian and foreign travelers and hiking and nature enthusiasts, for several decades; some have never left. These introduced residents, moved by the degradation of the environment and depletion of the wild-animal population, spearheaded an active ecological movement in direct opposition to the extractive mentality of diamond miners and many locals. After six years of bureaucratic battles, biologist Roy Funch helped convince the government to create the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina in 1985.
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