Case-Study Details

Main Information
Title A privately protected wetland in Chile
Type of Information Scientific paper
Description In the Coquimbo region of central Chile,the Los Pelambres copper mining company manages the Conchalí Lagoon as a Nature Sanctuary near its port installation.The site hosts a rich biological diversity of flora and fauna and is a key staging area on the migratory route of neotropical birds and those migrating between the continents.In February 2004,the lagoon was added to the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.The company is working with the local community to encourage ecotourism and to use the site for environmental education activities.
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Additional Information
Authors Gustavo Pössel
Reference / Citation IUCN and ICMM 2004. Integrating Mining and Biodiversity Conservation: Case studies from around the world. Published by IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK and ICMM, London, UK, 48 pp. Contributed by Gustavo Pössel, page 26-27.
Programme Areas Impact Assessment
Inland Waters Biodiversity
Ecosystem Approach
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Countries Chile
Regions Latin America and the Caribbean
Keywords Biodiversity
Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (or CMS or Bonn convention)
Wetlands conservation