Cover Photo © Pablo Petracci
Located in the southwest of the province of Buenos Aires, it extends at the foot of what used to be the Monte Hermoso Lighthouse, the first land lighthouse in the country, located at the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base. It was created as a result of a protocol signed between the Ministry of Defense and the National Parks Administration. The Reserve protects paleontological resources and is an Important Bird Conservation Area (IBA). It contains dunes, cliffs and beaches with importance for coastal birds and eventually marine mammals.
-38.98° Latitude S
-61.68° Longitude W
Size and Limits
NOTE ON SURFACE ESTIMATION
Surface area estimated based on the calculation of the area of the polygon represented on the map (ArcGIS PRO) with an Albers Equivalent Conic projection to preserve surface area calculations.
APN estimates 10 km2 (www.argentina.gob.ar)
Year of Creation
Agreement between the Argentine Navy and the National Parks Administration / Additional Protocol 08/13
This reserve protects pristine environments of the Pampa Austral with endemic terrestrial fauna such as the tuco-tuco of the dunes (Ctenomys australis) and the lizard of the dunes (Liolaemus mutimaculatus). It includes dunes, cliffs and beaches with importance for coastal birds and occasional presence of marine mammals. Important Area for Bird Conservation (IBAs). It also protects important paleontological resources and contains the first terrestrial lighthouse in the country.
- Coastal recreational fishing
- Artisanal fishing
National Park Administration, Ministry of Defense
Management effectiveness and evaluation year
Sources of information consulted: Protocolo Adicional N°8 – Convenio de Cooperación entre el Ministerio de Defensa y la Administración de Parques Nacionales (2013).
Expert review: Pablo Petracci (2021) – Researcher, Universidad Nacional del Sur