Rio Pilcomayo

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Rio Pilcomayo

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    51,889 ha
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    25°30'S 58°30'W
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Río Pilcomayo. 04/05/92; Formosa; 51,889 ha; 25°30'S 058°30'W. National Park. An extensive complex of rivers, lagoons, pools, permanent freshwater marshes and seasonally inundated grassland, interspersed with riparian woodland and gallery forest. Seasonally flooded savanna grassland with palm trees is the dominant habitat type. The site is notable for its rich terrestrial and waterbird populations. The region is increasingly important for tourism, supporting livestock grazing, and unauthorized hunting. A border is shared with Paraguay. Ramsar site no. 557. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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    • Parque Nacional - Río Pilcomayo
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