Sitio Oficial del Municipio de Puerto Pirámides, Península Valdes Patagonia Argentina


Ramsar Site

In July 2012, Península Valdés was named a Ramsar Site by the "Convention of Wetlands", known worldwide as "Ramsar Convention" (Iranian city where they started).
This denomination is granted to a wetland that is considered important international due to its biological wealth and to which it serves as a refuge for a number significant of seasonal migratory waterbirds.
They are considered ecosystems of great importance due to hydrological processes and ecological factors that occur in them and the biological diversity they support.
The ecological functions that develop wetlands favor the mitigation of floods and coastal erosion. In addition, through retention, transformation and / or removal of sediments, nutrients and contaminants play a key role in the cycles of the matter and the quality of the waters.
This international recognition gives the Area a seal of protection and distinction, given that its coasts were identified as a wetland of great importance due to the concentration of migratory bird species that it houses.

Peninsula Valdes is one of the longest and relatively best segments preserved from the world, considering its extension from Rio Colorado to the Beagle Channel with approximately 3,400 kilometers, securing the food and site of rest to different species of shorebirds, among which the Red Knotter stands out for its critical state of conservation.
Península Valdés Natural Area (ANP):

Península Valdés is a coastal accident over the Argentine sea, in the province of Chubut, which presents a portion of almost quadrangular contoured land attached to the mainland by the isthmus Carlos Ameghino. was declared area Natural protected by the province of Chubut in the year 1983 in order to protect the nature that in it is also as well as its culture.
Protected areas play a key role in protecting the natural world around us. They are not only important for preserving natural environments by themselves but also providing significant benefits for the human being. These are geographically defined areas that have been designated or regulated and managed in order to achieve specific conservation objectives, devoted to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, as well as natural resources and Cultural resources Associated and managed through legal means or other effective means.
Puerto Pirámides is the only town in the protected area, it is possible to carry out the sightings of the southern Right whale, between the months of June and December. During the summer time you can enjoy its beautiful beaches and various nautical and recreational activities.
It is the only basic service center in the area, which has fuel supply, lodging sites, tourist activities, gastronomic services, and ATM. It is important to take into account the supply in this place if you want to travel the peninsula.
World Heritage:

In the year 1999, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared Peninsula Valdés a World Heritage site to preserve and to make known sites of exceptional natural importance for the Common inheritance of mankind.

According to statements by UNESCO: "Located in Patagonia, the Valdés Peninsula is a place of preservation of marine mammals of world importance. The site houses important breeding populations of endangered, free-whales as well as elephants and sea lions. Orcas in the region practice a unique hunting strategy, which is the result of their adaptation to the specific conditions of the coastline. "
Biosphere Reserve:
Bio-Sfera reserves are zones composed of terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems, recognized by UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Programme. In each of these, solutions are encouraged to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use, economic development, research and education.
In the year 2014 Valdes Peninsula, the new Gulf and the San José Gulf were declared a biosphere reserve. These reserves are "sites of support for science in the service of sustainability", i.e., they are specially designated areas with the objective of evaluating interdisciplinary approaches to understand and manage the changes and interactions of the systems Social and ecological issues, including conflict prevention and biodiversity management.
They fulfil three complementary functions: conservation, development and logistical support. The conservation function is intended for the protection of genetic resources, species, ecosystems and landscapes. The development function seeks to promote sustainable economic and human growth from the socio-cultural and ecological viewpoints.
In this context, it is possible to implement various productive activities, which must be subject to existing national standards, in order to ensure and strengthen the three pillars of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental protection. The logistic support function aims to promote research activities, environmental education, training and monitoring, related to local, national and global issues of conservation and sustainable development.
Avistaje de Ballenas

Between June and December, the Right Whale visits our coast for reproduction and breeding. Get on board into an unforgettable experience, watching them in their natural habitat.

Avistaje de Ballenas

Be amazed by the unique behaviour from the orcas of Peninsula Valdes (or killer whales). Observe guanacos, choiques, foxes, sea lions and elephant seals, penguins... all of them in their natural habitat.

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Sorprénsase con el comportamiento único de las orcas de Península Valdés, observe las numerosas familias de guanacos, choiques, zorros, lobos y elefantes marinos, pingüinos... todos en su habitat natural.
Hotels, gastronomy, stores and public services.
Meet and locate all the available services in Puerto Piramides: hotels, cabins, apartments and houses for rent, hostels, bars, restaurants, ATM, activities operators and much more!

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