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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  General Description   The landscape is typically mountainous with important influences from the last glaciations, dominated by the Andes Mountains in the western areas and Sub-Andean plains and plateaus eastward. In the mountain area the presence of large bodies of water is highlighted such as the lakes: Nahuel Huapi, Lácar, Traful, Mascardi, Gutierrez, Rivadavia, Puelo, Futalaufquen, among others, and a network of drainage of high density in wide alluvial plains and with various levels of terraces.
The biosphere reserve is comprised of:
• Protected areas of national jurisdiction and domain, run by the National Parks Administration. These are: National Park Reserve and National Lanin; National Park and Nahuel Huapi National Reserve, National Park Arrayanes; National Park and Lake Puelo National Reserve and National Park Reserve and National Alerces.
• Territories of jurisdiction and/or jurisdiction and mastery of the Province of Black River
• Territories of jurisdiction and/or jurisdiction and domain of the Chubut Province.
• Lands of jurisdiction of the Municipalities of El Bolson in Rio Province Black
• Lands of jurisdiction of the Municipalities of Esquel and Trevelin in Chubut Province
  Major ecosystem type   Temperate forests.
  Major habitats & land cover types   1) temperate coniferous and broadleaf forests (coihue forest, lenga beech forest, scrub and forests of antarctic beech, forests with araucaria, cypress forest in the mountains, oak, raulí and coihue forests, larch forest, valdivian forest);
2) semi-desert high andes;
3) patagonian steppe;
4) mallins;
5) water bodies and courses;
6) forested areas;
7) agricultural land;
8) urban areas;
9) eternal snow and glaciers.
  Location   Latitude (S) Longitude (W)
Central 41° 08’ 39’’ 71º 24’ 41’’
N 39º 06’ 37’’.2 71º 22’ 08’’.7
S 43º 29’ 01’’ 71º 47’ 18’’
W 42º 41’ 43’’.4 72º 10’ 42’’.5
E 41º 41’ 11’’ 70º 56’ 26’’.3
  Area (hectares)    
  Total   2,267
  Core area(s)   581.633
  Buffer zone(s)   1.150.685
  Transition area(s) when given   534.624
  Altitude (metres above sea level)  
  Year designated   2007
  Administrative authorities   Administración de Parques Nacionales – Delegación Regional Patagonia
  Brief description   A wide range of scientists and technicians exist in the region, both in the natural sciences and the social sphere. This area is generating discussion forums and exchange related to local and regional issues. Regional institutions and other agencies of extra-regional research provide new knowledge for managing the area, with research, monitoring, training and extension, within areas of formal and informal education in relation to conservation and sustainable development.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, air quality, air temperature, climate, contaminants, drought, erosion, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, glaciology, global change, habitat, heavy metals, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, nutrients, siltation/sedimentation, soil, topography, uv radiation/solar radiation.
  Biodiversity   Algae, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, amphibians, arid/semi-arid, autoecology/synecology, benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, biotechnology, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, desertification, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, ethology, evapotranspiration, fauna, fires/fire ecology, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, genetic resources, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, lagoon systems, lichens, mammals, microorganisms, migrating populations/migration, modelling, mountain and highland systems, natural medicinal products, natural resources, perturbations/resilience/vulnerability, pests/diseases, phenology, phytosociology/succession, plankton, plants, pollination, population genetics/population dynamics, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, taxonomy, temperate forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, volcanic/geothermal systems/volcano, wetlands, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, anthropological studies/anthropology, aquaculture/mariculture, archaeology/paleontology, capacity building, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, human migration/population exodus, indicators, indicators of sustainability, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, micro-credits, mining, modelling, natural hazards, non-timber forest products/ntfp, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, poverty, quality economies, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender, sacred sites, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Carrying capacity/Sustainability, conflict, ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, environmental quality, geographic information system/gis, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, indicators, infrastructure, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, management issues, mapping, planning and zoning measures/zonation, remote sensing, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers, urban systems/towns/cities.
  Contact address   Anahí Alejandra Pérez
Vice Alte. O´Connor 1188 -Bariloche
8400 Provincia de Río Negro
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Last updated: 3/7/2011

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