1 Tahrcountry Musings: Argentina - Huge New Marine National Park To Be Created

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Argentina - Huge New Marine National Park To Be Created

Argentina will create a new National Park along the Patagonia coast to safeguard more than half a million penguins and other rare seabirds like endangered Olrog’s gull and the white-headed steamer duck. The new park serves as a nesting and feeding ground for around 250,000 pairs of Magellanic penguin, estimated to represent 20 percent of the world’s population and the only colonies of Southern American fur seals. The area is also one of the most productive marine ecosystems on the planet.

1 comment:

Prasanth kodai said...

It is good to hear conservation initiatives from round the globe