Taim Ecological Station

American coot

Taim Ecological Station

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  • Area: 
    10,938.6 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    32°44'S 52°35'W
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Taim Ecological Station is a conservation area of worldwide importance, preserving wetlands and lagoons, fields, dunes and forests, and sheltering a great diversity of plant and animal species in the Atlantic Forest. Its notable birdlife includes species which migrate from the northern hemisphere, migrants from the continent’s Southern Cone, and others that live here all year round. Endangered species such as the Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) and Flamarion’s tuco-tuco (Ctenomys flamarioni) are found in the Site. Taim Ecological Station is a core zone of the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve; it plays a very important role in biodiversity conservation, maintainance of the ecological balance of the area, food production, containment of flooding and pollution control. However urbanization and transport infrastructure are major threats.

Administrative region: 
Rio Grande do Sul

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Federal Conservation Unit (Decree n ° 92.96.3) - Ecological Station of Taim
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