Bañados del Este y Franja Costera

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Bañados del Este y Franja Costera

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  • Area: 
    407,408 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    33°48'S 53°49'W
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Bañados del Este y Franja Costera. 22/05/84; Rocha, Treinta y Tres; 407,408 ha; 33°48'S 053°50'W. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. Biosphere Reserve. Sharing the border with Brazil, this vast complex of coastal wetlands includes lagoons and parts of several rivers. An important wetland for locally nesting shorebirds and migratory shorebirds (17 species) which breed in the Nearctic realm and winter in Uruguay; generally supporting at least 25 species of birds. The region supports an endemic palm, various mammals, endangered plants and animals, and an economically important fishery (80 species). Human activities include agriculture (especially rice), forestry, and livestock rearing. Subject of Ramsar Advisory Missions in 1988 and 1993. Ramsar site no. 290. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Rocha,Treinta y Tres,Cerro Largo

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
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