Iguazu National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina — Litoral Argentino (Mesopotámica)
Bernabe Mendez Bridge
Salto: Guardaparque Bernabe Mendez
—Parque Nacional Iguazú —
En homenaje a quien fuera muerto el 14 de April de 1968 por cazadores furtivos en el Alto Iguazú cuando defendia el patrimonio natural de la humanidad.
Cuerpo de Guadaparques Nacionales, 09 de Octubre de 1991.
In honor of he who was killed on April 14, 1968, by stealthy poachers in Iguazu Heights while defending humanity’s natural heritage.
National Park Guard Corps, October 9, 1991.
Erected 1991 by Cuerpo de Guadaparques Nacionales.
Location. 25° 41.187′ S, 54° 26.779′ W. Marker is in Iguazu National Park, Misiones Province. Marker is on the Circuito Superior one kilometer north of the Rainforest Ecological Railway. Touch for map. The marker is at the bridge (Salto Bernabe Mendez) on the upper circuit trail, north of the National Park’s main entrance—across the cataracts from Brazil. Marker is in this post office area: Iguazu National Park, Misiones Province 3370, Argentina.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Alberto Santos-Dumont Memorial (approx. 1.3 kilometers away in Brazil).
More about this marker.
Also see . . . Iguazu Falls. ... Upon seeing Iguazu, the United States' First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed "Poor Niagara!" Iguazu is also often compared with Southern Africa's Victoria Falls which separates Zambia and Zimbabwe. Iguazu is wider, but because it is split into about 270 discrete falls and large islands, Victoria is the largest curtain of water in the world, at over 1,600 m (5,249 ft) wide and over 100 m (328 ft) in height (in low flow Victoria is split into five by islands; in high flow it can be uninterrupted). The only wider falls are extremely large rapid-like falls such as the Boyoma Falls). With the flooding of the Guaíra Falls in 1982, Iguazu currently has the greatest average annual flow of any waterfall in the world. The water falling over Iguazu in peak flow has a surface area of about 40 Ha (1.3 million ft²) whilst Victoria in peak flow has a surface area of over 55 ha (1.8 million ft²). By comparison, Niagara has a surface area of under 18.3 ha (600,000 ft²). Victoria's annual peak flow is also greater than Iguazu's annual peak—9,100 m³/s versus 6,500—though in times of extreme flood the two have recorded very similar maximum water discharge (well (Submitted on January 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Park Ranger; law enforcement; "Wonders of the World"; UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,582 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.