Humedales de Monkul
- Site number:2423
- Area:1,380 ha
- Designation date:22-05-2020
- Coordinates:38°41'S 73°23'W
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An estuary system consisting of coastal lagoons, tall grass marshland and riparian grasslands. The site holds about 171 plant species including endemic and vulnerable species, such as the willow-leaf podocarp (Podocarpus salignus). At least 134 animal species including about 80 species of waterbirds and 13 migratory species are present. Endangered species include the the marine otter (Lontra felina). The site is an essential source of livelihoods for the Mapuche indigenous communities that have inhabited the area since pre-Columbian times and use the site for fishing and hunting. Among the main threats are the canalization of the wetland for the expansion of livestock farming, and the change in land use as a consequence of increasing agricultural and forestry activity.
Región de La Araucanía
- National legal designation:
- zona de prohibición de caza - ESTABLECE PROHIBICIÓN TEMPORAL DE CAZA EN EL ÁREA DENOMINADA LAGO BUDI - LAFKENMAPU Y ÁREAS ADYACENTES
- Last publication date:14-07-2020