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National Park (Parque Nacional Marinho de Ilha Grande)
Location: border of Mato Grosso do Sul
and Paraná states
Description of Ilha Grande National Park
Ilha Grande National Park is a protected area situate on the
border of Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraná states in Brazil.
Created by federal law No. 12,829 of June 20, 2013, it is formed by
a small archipelago 6.2 miles from the coast, in front of Praia de
Leste, in the municipality of Pontal do Paraná.
of three small islands and some nearby reefs covering an area of
1359.69 hectares. The islands have no beach, they are made up only
of rock and stone formations. More than 8 thousand birds live on
these islands, as well as fish, which shelter on the reefs near the
islands. Besides the ecological importance, the archipelago is
widely used by small fishermen of the coast of Paraná, being one of
the main fishing poles of the state.