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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Preserving the unique puna ecosystems of the Andean Altiplano : a descriptive account of Lauca National Park, Chile

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

UNDEL P.W. ; PALMA B. ;

Abstract

Lauca National Park is a unique area of puna and prepuna ecosystems in the high Altiplano of northeastern Chile. It was designated as a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1983 because of the rich diversity of its fauna (vicuña, guacano, huemul, many rodents, and many birds) and flora (over 400 species of vascular plants). Although mining and agricultural interests are trying to decertify parts of the Park, the AA. recommend extending the Park's boundaries westward to include ecologically significant prepuna habitats. - (SLD)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Mountain research and development / ISSN 0276-4741

Editor : United Nations University, Tokyo - JAPON (1981)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 20, no3 [pp. 262-271]

Bibliographic references : 18 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 27286

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