Yurubi National Park

Beautiful mountain area covered with wooded vegetation where several rivers and streams are born, serving as a habitat to a wide variety of flora and fauna, you can see a panoramic view of the Yaracuy valleys.

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Historical review
North of San Felipe, capital of the State of Yaracuy, there is a mountainous area covered with wooded vegetation that provides an effective protection to the births of various rivers and streams and their respective hydrographic basins. The need to preserve this area due to the importance of its resources was known by the National Executive, who decided to incorporate it into the regime of protected natural areas through the creation of the Yurubí National Park, which was established by Decree No. 235 dated March 18, 1960.

The park covers an area of ​​23,670 hectares. Located in the area known as Cerro El Tigre – Chimborazo, jurisdiction of the San Felipe and Bolivar Districts.

 

Decrees

 

Reason
No. and Date
Creation: 235 dated March 18, 1960 / GO 26,210 dated March 18, 1960. to download

 

Altimetry
150-1,850

 

Weather
Warm.

 

Temperature
12º C to 26º C

 

Precipitation (mm)
600 – 1,800 mm

 

Water resources
Rivers Yurubí, Cocorote, Cocorotico, Carabobo and Treasurer.

 

state
Yaracuy

 

State
Superfice (Ha)
%
Yaracuy
23,670
100
Total Area (Ha)
23,670

 

Public consultation
Yes

 

Date of the Public Consultation workshops
28 to 08/30/91
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Geological and Geomorphological Information
It has a relief that is characterized by rows of steep mountains, as well as undulating hills of low altitude, there is an interesting river network that drains in four directions, highlighting the Yurubí, Cocorote, Guayabito, Tesorero, Zamuro and Carabobo rivers. The creeks of Mayorica and La Virgen are also part of this aquatic network.
Vegetation
It is formed by humid premontane forests, very humid and very humid low montane. In some sectors at the foot of the mountains there are savannahs that have been made by man through fires and fellings; The forest begins at 450 meters above sea level and the climate and vegetation suddenly change. In the area of ​​the cloud forest between 1,000 and 1,950 meters above sea level. there are leafy trees such as the Brosimum utile cow stick, the Gyranthera caribensis ladle, the Podocarpus pinnacle, the Tetrorchidium rubrivenium ivory, the Billia columbiana cobalonga, the Clusia sp. copey, the Meliosma pitteriana cacao, the Raputia cacaíto and the Protium carana zinoneiwia australis. Arborescent ferns, Alsophila oblonga, and a great variety of epiphytic plants such as mosses, hepatics, abaceae, etc., also abound.
Fauna
The fauna is varied and numerous. In the past, Tapirus terrestris and Agouti paca limpets abounded; Nowadays, poaching has reduced the populations of these species. Among the mammals we can name the cunaguaro Leopardus pardalis, Matacán reddish deer or Mazama americana loch, picure Dasyprocta leporina, monkey araguato Alouatta seniculus, cachicamo Dasypus novemcinctus. In particular, the park is inhabited by a large number of birds such as the Chrysanthemum Pitangus sulpharatus, equinoctial warbler Geothlypis aequinoctialis, Paraulata eye of Turdus nudigenis lamp, garden tile Thraupis episcopus, tanager monjita Tangara cayana, jay Calicus cela, guacharaca Ortalis ruficauda , paují stone crest Pauxi pauxi (in danger of extinction) and the sparrow hawk Accipiter striatus. There is a great variety of lizards such as the Iguana iguana iguana, the Ameiva ameiva mat and poisonous snakes such as the mapanare fried tail, as it is known in the region of Yaracuy to Bothrops colombiensis, because juvenile specimens are of a lighter shade that the adults and have the tip of the yellow or light orange tail and hence its name, the mapnare Bothrops venezuelensis, the coral Micrurus isozonus; Among the non-poisonous ones is the tragavenados Boa constrictor, the rattler Clelia clelia clelia, a serpent that must be protected because it feeds on poisonous snakes. because the juveniles are of a lighter shade than the adults and have the tip of the yellow or light orange tail and hence their name, the mapnare Bothrops venezuelensis, the coral Micrurus isozonus; Among the non-poisonous ones is the tragavenados Boa constrictor, the rattler Clelia clelia clelia, a serpent that must be protected because it feeds on poisonous snakes. because the juveniles are of a lighter shade than the adults and have the tip of the yellow or light orange tail and hence their name, the mapnare Bothrops venezuelensis, the coral Micrurus isozonus; Among the non-poisonous ones is the tragavenados Boa constrictor, the rattler Clelia clelia clelia, a serpent that must be protected because it feeds on poisonous snakes.
LOCATION
Schedule
The schedule of visits to the park is from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Location from the Nearest City
The Yurubí National Park is located in the foothills of the Sierra de Aroa, in the extreme east of the central-western region of the country, in the jurisdiction of the San Felipe and Bolivar Districts of the Yaracuy State.
How to get
Through the Barquisimeto-Duaca-Aroa-Marín-San Felipe route, or via the Caracas-Morón-San Felipe route.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommendations for the Visitor
If you are hiking to the mountainous sector, use the designated routes and wear appropriate clothing. Respect the rules of the park and follow the suggestions of the park ranger.
Forbidden activities
Light fires. Extract species of plants and animals. Leave or throw solid waste. Mark or cause damage to vegetation. Hunting. Carry firearms or any other that may cause damage to natural resources. Expenditure and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Introduce exotic species of wild animals. Make or fix commercial or political advertisements. Enter the park at hours not established during visiting hours. Use of sound equipment that disturbs the tranquility of the park. Take photographs or films for commercial purposes, without prior authorization.
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