Amapá is a state located in the northern region of Brazil. Located in the far northern part of the country, Amapá is bordered clockwise by French Guiana to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Pará to the south and west, and Suriname to the northwest.
To protect the natural resources of the state, there are, as of 2016, 12 protected areas and five indigenous territories covering 10,476,117 hectares, or 72% of the state. The Amapá Biodiversity Corridor has been established in 2003 to provide integrated management for conservation area. The most important protected areas are the Tumucumaque Mountains National Park located in west of the state, and the Cabo Orange National Park located near the coast. The Tumucumaque Mountains National Park is the world's largest tropical forest national park. The Cabo Orange National Park contains flooded grasslands and mangrove forests which are important fish nurseries.