Santuario Nacional Lagunas de Mejía

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Santuario Nacional Lagunas de Mejía

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    690.6 ha
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    17°07'S 71°51'W
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Santuario Nacional Lagunas de Mejía. 30/03/92; Arequipa; 691 ha; 17°08'S 071°51'W. National Sanctuary. A series of small, shallow, saline lagoons, associated saline marshes, reedbeds, riverine forest and sandy shores in the arid coastal region of southern Peru. The lagoons are important wintering area for Nearctic-breeding shorebirds. There is a visitors' centre and ornithological research is conducted. Human activities include pumping of water for irrigation, (illegal) hunting, and reed harvesting. Ramsar site no. 547. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

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    • Santuario Nacional
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