Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán-Laguna del Laja Biosphere Reserve (Chile)

Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán-Laguna del Laja Biosphere Reserve (Chile)

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Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán-Laguna del Laja Is located in Chile's Patagonia region, which is a global biodiversity hotspot. The biological corridor connects three core areas: Ñuble National Reserve, Laguna del Laja National Park and the Los Huemules de Niblinto National Reserve and Nature Sanctuary.

The Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán-Laguna del Laja Biosphere Reserve Is located in the northern part of the Patagonia region within the Central Chilean zone which is a global biodiversity hotspot, also characterized by an abundance of endemic species.

The biological corridor connects three core areas: Ñuble National Reserve, Laguna del Laja National Park and the Los Huemules de Niblinto National Reserve and Nature Sanctuary, with a total of 565,000 ha (1,396,000 acres).

The Nevados de Chillan and Rio Polcura sites are labeled high priority for the conservation of biodiversity in Chile due to their richness of wildlife (particularly insects) and flora, high genetic diversity and presence of huemules. Recent studies indicate that the fauna represented is approximately 155 species and flora at approximately 355 species.

The Laguna del Laja National Park was created in 1958. This unit was the first of its kind south of Santiago, and is located in the Andes, east of the city of Los Angeles, in the Bío Region. It is situated between the slopes of the Antuco volcano, the Sierra Valley and the Laja River, between 976 and 3,585 m (3,200 and 11,760 ft) above sea level. This park is under the custody and administration of the National Forestry Corporation.