- Número del sitio:545
- Superficie:335 000 ha
- Fecha de designación:30-03-1992
- Coordenadas:13°55'S 76°15'W
Paracas. 30/03/92; Ica; 335,000 ha; 13°55'S 076°15'W. Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve; National Reserve. Extensive coastal region of bays, promontories, shallow marine waters, rocky shores, sandy beaches, and islands set in an arid landscape. The marine waters are highly productive due to the Peruana (Humboldt) current and offshore upwelling, supporting 300 species of fish and various species of seaweed. More than 20 species of Nearctic-breeding shorebirds stage and winter here. Other notable fauna include two species of marine turtles. The area is archaeologically important. Human activities include traditional fishing and shellfish harvesting. Ramsar site no. 545. Most recent RIS information: 1992.
- Designación jurídica nacional:
- national reserve
- Fecha de última publicación:30-03-1992