Cover Photo © Anibal Farias
The Caleta Olivia Wetland is located within the limits of the city of Caleta Olivia, Province of Santa Cruz. It is one of the two wetlands located in the city and is a site of great biodiversity of species of flora and fauna, rich in artemia salinas, which are a nutritious food for different birds that arrive at the lagoon in summer periods to feed and reproduce. Among the species of birds that visit the wetland are the Yankee plover, kelp gulls, white-throated swans, black-necked swans, cauquenes and flamingos, among others.
-46.45° Latitude S
-67.55° Longitude W
Size and Limits
NOTES ON SURFACE ESTIMATION
Area estimated based on the calculation of the area of the polygon depicted on the map (ArcGIS PRO) with an Albers Equivalent Conic projection to preserve area calculations.
APN reports 0.31 km2 (Read More)
Year of Creation
Law N 2563
Ecoregion of North Patagonian Gulfs
Patagonian Steppe Ecoregion
Humedal Caleta Olivia was created by the province in 2000. The purpose of its creation is: preserve the biological balance of the area’s natural systems, create an area for scientific research given the importance of the wetland (since some of its species are part of international conservation programs), and promote environmental education and public awareness about the ecological problems of the lagoon and the human environment that surround it. The protected area covers an area of 750 km2 (Padin 2007).
Management effectiveness and evaluation year
20 % – METT Evaluation (2014)
Sources consulted: Padin (2007)