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Frederico Ahlfeld Falls

Frederico Ahlfeld Falls
Frederico Ahlfeld Falls./ Javierhurtadovaca, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

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One of the most magnificent waterfalls in Bolivia is Frederico Ahlfeld Falls. This waterfall is approximately 45 m tall and roughly 60 m wide and is located in the enormous, exotic Noel Kempff Mercado National Park.

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GPS coordinates
13.7576 S 60.9786 W
Location, address
South America, Bolivia, Santa Cruz, northern part of Caparu Meseta, Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, on Rio Paucerna downstreams from Arcoiris Falls
Around 25 – 45 m
1 main drop and many smaller ones above and below
Roughly 60 m
Rio Paucerna (Pausema, Pauserna)
UNESCO World Heritage status
"Noel Kempff Mercado National Park", 2000, No. 967

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Frederico Ahlfeld Falls, Bolivia
Frederico Ahlfeld Falls / Pattrön, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Waterfall is named after the outstanding Bolivian geologist Frederico Ahlfeld (1892 – 1982) – "Father of Bolivian Geology". It is located approximately 6 km downstream from another waterfall – even more impressive Arcoiris Falls.

Caparu Meseta

Paucerna river comes from an enormous tableland – the 3,000 km² large Caparu Meseta. This is a unique plateau. For the most part, it is delimited with vertical cliff walls, which are up to 300 m high. It has extremely high biological diversity. On the plateau have developed several kinds of rare ecosystems, including a unique dry forest – the largest virgin Cerrado forest in the world. Here has been established the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (1 583 810 ha) – UNESCO World Heritage site.

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