Humedal Laguna Melincué

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Humedal Laguna Melincué

  • Country: 
    Argentina
  • Site number: 
    1785
  • Area: 
    92,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    24-07-2008
  • Coordinates: 
    33°43'S 61°30'W
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Overview

Humedal Laguna Melincué. 24/07/08; Santa Fe; 92,000 ha; 33°43'S 061°30'W. Multiple Use Reserve. The lagoon constitutes a wetland of regional and continental relevance, and it is of great importance for resident and migratory species. It is one of the two floodplain wetlands that support one of the most important populations of the Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus andinus) in its winter distribution. This species is considered to be the rarest of the five flamingo species found at a global level. Among the wetland's hydrological values are the recharge of aquifers and the moderation of extreme temperatures registered in the area. The threats that negatively affect this site are related to human activities, such as livestock, agriculture, and waste water disposal. Ramsar site no. 1785. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Santa Fe

  • National legal designation: 
    • Reserva Provincial
    • Reserva de Usos Múltiples
  • Last publication date: 
    24-07-2008

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