Venezuela: Henry Pittier National Park turns 77 years of founded

It was declared a National Park on February 13, 1937. On May 24, 1953 it was rebaptized Henri Pitter, distinguished engineer, Swiss botanist naturalist and founder of the national parks system of Venezuela.

The Henri Pitter National Park is the first to be declared in Venezuela in 1937. It is located between Aragua and Carabobo states and is the largest area in the national parks of the Coast Mountain Range area.

There are found  a variety of habitat located along an altitudinal gradient ranging from 0 m.a.s.l. to 2,436 m.a.s.l. The park is a great attraction for tourists and scientists for its cloud forests and coastal and marine sector.

The Henri Pitter National Park provides an important source of water to the cities and towns that surround it, and is also the land where one of the best cacao in the world is grown.

It was declared National Park on February 13, 1937 originally named Rancho Grande, under the presidency of General Eleazar López Contreras, it became the first national park in the country .

Subsequently, on May 24, 1953 it was rebaptized Henri Pitter, famous engineer, naturalist and Swiss botanist founder of the national parks system in Venezuela, who managed the consolidation of the park and spent much of his life in the study of forest ecosystem tropical and thousands of species of plants and animals existing in the park.

Source | http://www.vtv.gob.ve

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