The Barco Hundido Provincial Reserve was created in 2002 under provincial jurisdiction. It is located on the beaches south of Caleta Olivia and extends for approximately 40 kilometers, from the mouth of Cañadón León to the north to Punta Casa Mayor to the south. The reserve, in addition to protecting native species of coastal flora and fauna, is a site of high scientific paleontological value (with fossils millions of years old) and archeological value (for its traces of shipwrecks).
-46.24° Latitude S
-67.58° Longitude W
Size and Limits
NOTA SOBRE LA ESTIMACIÓN DE SUPERFICIE
Superficie estimada en base al cálculo del área del polígono representado en el mapa (ArcGIS PRO) con una proyección Cónica Equivalente de Albers para preservar cálculos de superficie.
APN informa 10.37 km2 (Read More)
Year of Creation
Patagonian Steppe Ecoregion
The Barco Hundido Provincial Reserve was created in 2002 under provincial jurisdiction with the purpose of preserving the historical, cultural and natural heritage, as well as its biological diversity. It occupies a territory 4.000 hectareas from the lowest tide line to 200 m towards the continent from the highest tide line and from the mouth of the Cañadón León in the North to Punta Casa Mayor in the South. (Padin 2007_ Cuadernillo AP).
Management effectiveness and evaluation year
21 % – METT Evaluation (2014)
Sources consulted: Fasioli y Díaz 2010 Report