Salar de Surire

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Salar de Surire

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    15,858 ha
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    18°51'S 69°00'W
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Salar de Surire. 02/12/96; Región I; 15,858 ha; 18°51'S 069°00'W. A saltmarsh and saline lakes subject to seasonal fluctuations set in the High Andean steppe. Vegetation is determined primarily by the relief and the water availability. Numerous non-metallic minerals (calcium and boric salts) are found around the saltmarsh. One of the four most important places in Chile for nesting flamingos. The site supports various high altitude species of flora and fauna which are endangered or rare. Human activities include livestock grazing, borax mining, and tourism. Ramsar site no. 873. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

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    • national park
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