Zona Reservada Los Pantanos de Villa

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Zona Reservada Los Pantanos de Villa

  • Country: 
    Peru
  • Site number: 
    884
  • Area: 
    263 ha
  • Designation date: 
    20-01-1997
  • Coordinates: 
    12°12'S 76°59'W
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Overview

Zona Reservada Los Pantanos de Villa. 20/01/97; Lima; 263 ha; 12°12'S 076°59'W. Located within the municipal limits of the city of Lima. This site is a coastal lagoon with brackish water and abundant emergent vegetation. The wetland is situated in the desert and the main source of water is of underground origin. It is a habitat for waterfowl typical of coastal Peru and 17 species of migratory shorebirds. In 1993 an amphibian Colostethus littoralis was rediscovered, having been considered extinct in the area. The site is of special relevance for recreation, environmental education, and public awareness given its proximity to Lima, and it is state-owned. Ramsar site no. 884. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
Lima

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    20-01-1997

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