Created in September 1995 after two years of efforts, the 3.4 million km2 area of Kaa Iya National Park in the "Great Chaco" is one of Latin America's largest protected areas and one of the most distinctive and lively biodiversity refuges, containing jaguars, white-lipped peccaries, guanacos, pumas, deer and tapirs. Reptiles and birds also abound in the area. Located at the heart of the Bolivian "Chaco", southeast of the city of Santa Cruz towards the Paraguayan border, Kaa Iya with its dry topsoil and its extreme temperature range from hot to cold, is considered one of the world's remote areas. Considered the largest dry tropical forest area in the world, Kaa Iya contains an incredible range of animal species, featuring some of the last remaining large felines, as well as over 100 species of mammals. The native Isoce
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