Iguaz˙ National Park, Misiones, Argentina
Bernabe Mendez Bridge
Salto: Guardaparque Bernabe Mendez
ŚParque Nacional Iguaz˙ Ś
En homenaje a quien fuera muerto el 14 de April de 1968 por cazadores furtivos en el Alto Iguaz˙ 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 humanityĺs 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 Iguaz˙ National Park, Misiones. Marker is on the Circuito Superior 1.6 kilometers 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 Parkĺs main entrance—across the cataracts from Brazil. Marker is in this post office area: Iguaz˙ National Park, Misiones 3370, Argentina.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within Alvar N˙˝ez Cabeza de Vaca (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Alberto Santos-Dumont Memorial (approx. 1.3 kilometers away in Brazil).
More about this marker. The “nearby” markers in the Brazilian park are NOT “within walking distance” of those in the Argentine park—they are separated by the worldĺs biggest waterfall.
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 GuaÝra 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 ft▓) whilst Victoria in peak flow has a surface area of over 55 ha (1.8 million ft▓). By comparison, Niagara has a surface area of under 18.3 ha (600,000 (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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