Laguna Blanca

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Laguna Blanca

  • Country: 
    Argentina
  • Site number: 
    556
  • Area: 
    11,250 ha
  • Designation date: 
    04-05-1992
  • Coordinates: 
    39°02'S 70°21'W
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Overview

Laguna Blanca. 04/05/92; Neuquén; 11,250 ha; 39°02'S 070°21'W. National Park, National Reserve. Large, shallow, permanent, freshwater lagoon fed by small rivers and subject to seasonal fluctuations. The lagoon, situated in semi-arid Patagonian steppe dominated by bushy plants, supports submerged and emergent aquatic vegetation. The surrounding area is an important nesting site for several species of waterbirds and is used for grazing livestock. Other fauna include the endemic frog Atelognathus patagonicus and the mammal Lagidium viscacia. Ramsar site no. 556. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
Neuquén

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
    • national reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1996

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