Carlos Anwandter Sanctuary

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Carlos Anwandter Sanctuary

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    4,877 ha
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    39°40'S 73°11'W
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Carlos Anwandter Sanctuary. 27/07/81; Región X; 4,877 ha; 39°41'S 073°11'W. Nature and Scientific Research Sanctuary. An estuarine area of the lower Río Cruces, its tributaries and riparian zone of emergent marshes, grassland and islands, subject to tectonic subsidence. The site supports numerous waterbirds, including two endangered species, and provides nesting areas for a stable population of 3,000 individuals of the vulnerable Cygnus melanocoryphus. Human activities include livestock grazing, tourism, and use of the river for transportation. Ramsar site no. 222. [photos] Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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    • nature and scientific research sanctuary
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