Bolivia National Parks

Gran Chaco

Bolivia houses South America's largest national park, Kaa-lya del Gran Chaco.

The parks is larger than Belgium, encompassing an immense 3,441,115 hectares.

The Huanchaca National Park was expanded and renamed Noel Kempff Mercado in 1988, named after the Bolivian biologist, Noel Kempff Mercado, who lost his life after finding a drugs factory in the forest there.

The Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is included in UNESCO's world heritage lists, being home to a number of rare and endangered species.

Other national parks include the Sajama, where the country's largest mountain sits and which is jointly administered by park officials and the indigenous people of the area and the Madidi National Park, one of the world's most biologically rich reserves with an extensive range of ecosystems.