Parque Nacional do Descobrimento

National Park Discovery is a Brazilian national parks and composes with the National Park of Monte Pascoal and Pau Brazil an ecological corridor of the Atlantic Forest Reserves Discovery Coast.

It was established on April 20, 1999, near the celebrations of 500 years of Brazil in an attempt to preserve remnants of Atlantic forest of southern Bahia and has no infrastructure to be open to visitors.

It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). With 21,213 acres near the river Cahy in a humid tropical forest and hot and humid, preserves, mainly copies of Brazil wood, the jaguar (Panthera onca) and eagle (Harpy harpija), which are endangered species.

And also a great historical and cultural wealth that is in the Discovery Coast: the place of arrival of the fleet of Cabral and the remains of the ancestors of the Indians pataxós. It is a unit of protected areas in the municipality of Prado, and with a strong potential for ecotourism.

Mostly flat, the territory of the park is composed of soils from sandy-clay type, with sandy, covered by Atlantic forest.