March 1, 2013
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New Protected Area in the Argentinean Puna:

Campo de Piedra Pómez

 

Alianza Pastizal

The creation of the National Protected Area, 'Campo de Piedra Pómez', was formalised on 11 October 2012, with the signing of the formal decree. The new protected area, in the province of Catamarca, Argentina, has an area of 75,489 ha and includes Laguna Purulla, among other wetlands. It is the only site in Argentina where the Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus has been confirmed to nest. The technical support provided by the High Andean Flamingo Conservation Group (GCFA) and Fundación Yuchan, a local conservation NGO, was of paramount importance to the designation of the protected area, and in the preparation Read more...

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