Develop National Plan for Conservation of the South Andean Deer in Argentina

The huemul or South Andean Deer (hippocamelus bisulcus) is an endangered mammal belonging to the family Cervidae that inhabits the Andes between Chile and Argentina.

Under the auspices of the municipality of Alto Rio Seguer and organized by the Directorate of Fauna and Flora and Wildlife Division, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Nation, there will be a multisectoral meeting in the framework of the presentation of the Shoonem Municipal Park and the national plan for the conservation and recovery of the huemul.

The main objective of the meeting is to continue strengthening regional entrepreneurship for the management of conservation of  the huemul in the Shoonem Municipal Park.

The park, which was established on May 14, 2013 , comprising lakes Fontana and La Plata, and has a wooded setting. This area is the huemul habitat, a Patagonian deer species at risk of extinction.

Its designation as a protected area intended to preserve water as the previous mentioned lakes are the headwaters of the river flowing into the lakes Musters and Colhué Huapi , which supplies the towns of Sarmiento , Comodoro Rivadavia, Rada Tilly and Caleta Olivia.

On September 12 of this year, the park was declared tourist , environmental and cultural.

Source | http://www.diariocronica.com.ar

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