Salar de Surire Natural Monument

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Salar de Surire Natural Monument
Salar de Surire.jpg
LocationArica y Parinacota Region, Chile
Coordinates18°51′0″S 69°0′0″W / 18.85000°S 69.00000°W / -18.85000; -69.00000Coordinates: 18°51′0″S 69°0′0″W / 18.85000°S 69.00000°W / -18.85000; -69.00000
Area158.58 km²
Governing bodyCorporación Nacional Forestal
Official nameSalar de Surire
Designated2 December 1996
Reference no.873[1]

Salar de Surire Natural Monument is a Chilean Natural Monument located in the Andes, in the Arica y Parinacota Region. It consists mainly of a salt flat and a number of small salt lakes, sheltering several Andean species of wildlife and plants. Arintica volcano towers over the salt flat.

The protected area, along with Lauca National Park and Las Vicuñas National Reserve, were designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1981, which is called Lauca.[2]

Salar de Surire is one of the Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention signed in 1971.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salar de Surire". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ UNESCO - Description at UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
  3. ^ The Annotated Ramsar List: Chile