Argentina approves the creation of the Iberá National Park

The forecasts are to receive 100,000 visitors a year in 2028

Argentina has since last December 5 with a new National Park, the Iberá, located in the Province of Corrientes, which has an area of ​​159,800 hectares and which will become one of the attractions of the Coastal Ecotourism Corridor.

This National Park together with the Provincial make up an area with 4,000 species of flora and fauna. This means almost 30% of the species recognized in Argentina, which has a total of 33 National Parks, 4% of its territory. Forecasts indicate that, by 2028, the Park will receive more than 100,000 visitors a year.

This new protected space located within the area of ​​Iberá – the second largest wetland in the world – was donated by the Conservation Land Trust (CLT) and Flora and Fauna Argentina foundations and adds to the 553,000 hectares of estuaries and wetlands in the vicinity. Provincial Park Iberá. The donation initiative was driven by Douglas Tompkins and his wife Kristine McDivitt, founders of CLT.

INTRODUCTION OF SPECIES

One of the main objectives of the park is the reintroduction of valuable species, such as the yaguareté, deer of the pampas, anteater, tapir, peccary necklace, large red macaw, muitú, giant otter, waxy guazú and red-legged chuña.

Iberá integrates the Coastal Ecotourism Corridor, also formed by the Iguazú National Park and Saltos del Moconá Provincial Park (Misiones Province), El Impenetrable (Provinces of Chaco and Formosa), Bañado La Estrella (Province of Formosa), Islands National Park, Santa Fe and Jaaukanigás (Province of Santa Fe), and the National Parks Pre Delta and El Palmar (Province of Entre Ríos).