Rio Novo National Park, Brazil (Degazette, 2006)

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Protected Area Name (Primary)
Rio Novo National Park

Name of protected area at the time PADDD was enacted or proposed.

Protected Area Name (Others)
Rio Novo National Park

All other names associated with the protected area.


Downgrading — a decrease in legal restrictions on the number, magnitude, or extent of human activities within a PA.
Downsizing — a decrease in the size of a PA as a result of excision of land or sea area through a legal boundary change.
Degazettement — a functional loss of legal protection for an entire PA.


The legal standing of an order to downgrade, downsize, or degazette.
Enacted: PADDD has passed into law.
Proposed: PADDD has been considered by relevant authorities, but has not passed into law.

Year Gazetted

The year in which the PA was legally established.
If only decade is known, use the midpoint (i.e. 1990s -> 1995)

Year PADDDed

For enacted PADDD: The year in which PADDD was legally authorized.
For proposed PADDD: The year in which PADDD was first proposed.
If only decade is known, use the midpoint (ie 1990s -> 1995)


The proximate cause of PADDD. More…
Conservation Planning — part of a process to enhance the conservation efficiency/efficacy of a group of PAs More…
Degradation — degradation of ecological, biophysical, touristic, symbolic, or other functions such that PA no longer fulfills intended purpose. More…
Fisheries — wild-capture fishing operations. More…
Forestry — forestry or logging operations. More…
Industrial Agriculture — industrial scale (mechanized) agriculture operations (includes aquaculture). More…
Industrialization — industrial scale production or delivery of goods. More…
Infrastructure — structures and activities that form the system of public works. More…
Land Claims — restoration of full or partial rights to indigenous or other peoples. More…
Mining — mining operations (including all minerals and coal). More…
Oil and Gas — exploration or extraction of fossil fuels (excludes coal; see mining). More…
Refugee Accommodation — settlement or accommodation of refugees or IDPs. More…
Rural Settlements — legal authorization of previously prohibited rural habitation. More…
Shifting Sovereignty — change in sovereignty of a parcel of land among nation-states, states/provinces, or local political jurisdictions. More…
Subsistence — small scale artisanal (non-industrial) extraction and production activities.More…
Other — Any cause not provided above.More…

Area PADDDed
5 377.57 km2

For enacted PADDD: area no longer protected due to downsizing or degazettement; area of reduced protection due to downgrading.
For proposed PADDD: proposed area no longer protected due to downsizing or degazettement; proposed area of reduced protection due to downgrading.
Please ensure your data is in km2.

Size Pre-PADDD
5 377.57 km2

For enacted PADDD: size of PA before PADDD occurred.
For proposed PADDD: size of PA when PADDD was proposed.
Please ensure your data is in km2.

Size Post-PADDD
0.00 km2

For enacted PADDD: size of PA after PADDD has occurred.
For proposed PADDD: size of PA if PADDD proposal was to be enacted.
Please ensure your data is in km2.

IUCN Category Pre-PADDD
II National Park

For enacted PADDD: IUCN category of protected area before PADDD occurred.
For proposed PADDD: IUCN category of protected area when PADDD was proposed.

IUCN Category Post-PADDD

For enacted PADDD: IUCN category of protected area after PADDD occurred.
For proposed PADDD: IUCN category of protected area if proposal was enacted.

PADDD Reversed?

For enacted PADDD: was the legal change later reversed?
For proposed PADD: was the proposal later withdrawn?

Year Reversed

Year PADDD was reversed or withdrawn.

PADDD Offset?

For enacted PADDD: was a different parcel of land protected to explicitly offset PADDD?
For proposed PADDD: are there plans to protect a different parcel of land to explicitly offset PADDD?

Systemic Change?

For enacted PADDD: was this instance of PADDD a part of a change that affected multiple PAs at the same time?
For proposed PADDD: is this part of a proposal involving multiple PAs at the same time?

Supporting Details
Cause: Other; the legality of the protected area's gazettement (creation) is contested

In this bill, Congressman Asdrubal Bentes proposes to overturn the Presidential decree of 13 February 2006, which created the Tapajós Environmental Protection Area, Amana National Forest, Crepori National Forest, Jamanxim National Forest, Trairão National Forest, Jamanzim National Park, and Rio Novo National Park, and expanded Amazônia National Park by 150,000 ha (previous area was 9995.74 sq. km.) (Bourscheit 2009, Environment News Service 2006).

The protected areas are intended to ensure that the planned paving of highway BR-163 does not result in uncontrolled increase of logging on lands bordering the road, as has historically occurred throughout Amazonia. (Environment News Service 2006).

The bill argues that the president overstepped the limits of executive power when he created these protected areas and expropriated the lands without fully consulting Congress nor the State government of Pará. Furthermore, he states that these areas lacked prior feasibility and technical studies (Bourscheit 2009)

On February 13, 2006, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed decrees expanding Amazon National Park and creating seven new environmental protected areas in the western part of Para state, a region marked by land disputes and environmental devastation.

ORIGINAL TEXT: "Susta os efeitos dos decretos de 13 de fevereiro de 2006, do Presidente da República, que criam ou ampliam unidades de conservação no Estado do Pará. O Congresso Nacional decreta: Art. 1o Ficam sustados os efeitos dos decretos de 13 de fevereiro de 2006, do Presidente da República, que criam a Área de Proteção Ambiental do Tapajós, a Floresta Nacional de Amana, a Floresta Nacional do Crepori, a Floresta Nacional do Jamanxim, a Floresta Nacional do Trairão, o Parque Nacional do Jamanxim e o Parque Nacional do Rio Novo e do decreto de 13 de fevereiro de 2006 que amplia o Parque Nacional da Amazônia, no Estado do Pará….

Em resumo: num mesmo dia, com uma só “canetada” do presidente da República, por meros decretos, consumou-se, unilateralmente, a transferência do domínio de terras públicas dos Estados-Membros e Municípios para a União, fulminando sua autonomia, em verdadeira afronta ao princípio federativo.

Detailed notes about the PADDD event. Wherever possible, use block quotes from sources.

  • Bentes, A. S. D. Projeto de decreto legislativo 2006 (2006). Retrieved from;jsessionid=BCCE5A3FFF5A91A388F61F90154C21B2.node1?codteor=396591

  • Camara dos Deputados.

  • Bourscheit, A. (2009, March 20). Mordida de quase 10 milhões de hectares. Oeco Amazonia. Retrieved from

  • Environment News Service. (2006, February 15). Brazil expands Amazon National Park, creates Forest Reserves. Retrieved from

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PADDD in: This Protected Area  |  This Country
Rio Novo National Park, Degazette, Proposed, 2006