Lund Warming

A, B, C) Sumidouro Lake in diferent seasons, D) sinkholes of the Sumidouro Lake, E) Limestone massif of the Cerca Grande State Park and archaeological site, F) Canyon in the Baú Cave limestone, G) Flooded doline in Cerca Grande, H) Lush forest, I) trunk and roots of a dry forest tree. J) Lapa Vermel

Lund Warming

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    23,865.4 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    19°30'S 43°59'W
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Lund Warming is in central-southern Minas Gerais at the intersection between two biodiversity hotspots, the Cerrado (Brazilian savannah) and the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest). It presents multiple surface water catchments that seasonally flood, forming a system of temporary lakes which confer to the Site its high biodiversity value and scenic beauty. Hundreds of caves, shelters and important archaeological and palaeontological sites are found, containing a large number of fossils, artefacts and drawings of the first human settlements. The Site also hosts threatened species such as the vulnerable masked titi (Callicebus personatus). Mining activities in the surrounding area have caused the loss of native vegetation and changes in the quality of the surface water and groundwater.

Administrative region: 
Minas Gerais state

  • National legal designation: 
    • national protected area - Lagoa Santa Karst Environmental Protection Area
    • natural monuments - Lapa Vermelha, Vargem de Pedra, Experiência da Jaguara, Santo Antônio and Várzea da Lapa
    • state protected area - Cerca Grande state park
    • state protected area - Sumidouro state park
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