Esteros De Iberá<br />“Bright Water”<br />
Corrientes Province<br />
Esteros De Iberá (within Corrientes) <br />
2nd Largest Wetlands in the World<br />1.3 Million Hectares <br />Covers 14% of Corrientes <br />60% of the area is privat...
Biodiversity<br />125 Species of fish <br />
40 Species of Amphibians<br />Leptodactylus<br />
344 Species of Birds<br />
60 Species of Reptiles<br />
85 Species of Mammals<br />
Why Protect/Conserve<br />Protecting the River at its Birthplace Ensures Correct Function of the Totality of the Ecosystem...
Threats<br />Embankments and Canals that Affect Water Fluxes (creation of gulleys and erosion)<br />Pollution<br />Artific...
Yacyretá Dam<br />Loss of 100,000 Hectares of Agricultural Land to Flooding<br />Reduction of 50,000 Cattle in 5 years<br ...
Governmental <br />Many Attempts for National Park<br />1983 Corrientes Governments Declared Iberá a Nationally Protected ...
Social<br />24,000 Hectares declared as Wetlands of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention in 2002<br />Conserv...
Douglas Tompkins<br />
ForestalAndina<br />
Sources<br />http://www.theconservationlandtrust.orghttp://<br />www.tierramerica.info/index_en.phphttp://edant.clarin.com...
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  1. 1. Esteros De Iberá<br />“Bright Water”<br />
  2. 2. Corrientes Province<br />
  3. 3. Esteros De Iberá (within Corrientes) <br />
  4. 4. 2nd Largest Wetlands in the World<br />1.3 Million Hectares <br />Covers 14% of Corrientes <br />60% of the area is privately owned, with 90% of that is on dry land<br />Remaining 40% is public and waterlogged<br />
  5. 5. Biodiversity<br />125 Species of fish <br />
  6. 6. 40 Species of Amphibians<br />Leptodactylus<br />
  7. 7. 344 Species of Birds<br />
  8. 8. 60 Species of Reptiles<br />
  9. 9. 85 Species of Mammals<br />
  10. 10. Why Protect/Conserve<br />Protecting the River at its Birthplace Ensures Correct Function of the Totality of the Ecosystem<br />Sustainable Use of the Wetlands by all<br />
  11. 11. Threats<br />Embankments and Canals that Affect Water Fluxes (creation of gulleys and erosion)<br />Pollution<br />Artificial Habitat Barriers, Fragmentation <br />Extinction of Species From Commercial and Game Hunting <br />Introduction of Exotic and Invasive Species <br />
  12. 12. Yacyretá Dam<br />Loss of 100,000 Hectares of Agricultural Land to Flooding<br />Reduction of 50,000 Cattle in 5 years<br />Loss of 250,000 Hectares of Economically Productive Land<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Governmental <br />Many Attempts for National Park<br />1983 Corrientes Governments Declared Iberá a Nationally Protected Area<br /> 1994 – 5 Areas Within Iberá Made Conservation Areas <br />
  15. 15. Social<br />24,000 Hectares declared as Wetlands of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention in 2002<br />Conservation Land Trust (Douglas Tompkins)<br />
  16. 16. Douglas Tompkins<br />
  17. 17. ForestalAndina<br />
  18. 18. Sources<br />http://www.theconservationlandtrust.orghttp://<br />www.tierramerica.info/index_en.phphttp://edant.clarin.com/diario/2009/09/03/sociedad/s-01991062.htmhttp://<br />www.forestalandina.com.ar/http://<br />www.internationalrivers.org/files/WRR.V18.N4.pdf<br />
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