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HUMEDALES DE ITE


The humedales of Ite, is the biggest second in South America, located to 95 km of the city of Tacna, in route to the Port of Ilo, for the coastal road, it is the main attractiveness in fauna and flora that he/she offers the nature. Temporarily he/she receives migratory birds that thousands of kilometers travel in search of this natural habitat.

In this place lagoons or coast swamps exist whose journey can be carried out for some enabled (restricted); another alternative is to travel in small crafts.

Regrettably, these humedales is polluted with heavy metals coming from the relaves that the mining company Southern Peru Cooper Corporation deposits in the bay of Ite for but of 30 years and therefore the whole fauna and flora suffers their effects and it will suffer them for thousands of years. It is a pain that all those birds and fish are affected by this contamination that the mining company has been about making up the mineral unfruitfully since it appears for almost the whole humedal.

Fauna of the humedales

The presence of a typical fauna has been determined, among the species reported in the humedales, they are the following ones: White Garza, Swallows, Gallinuelas, blue Ibis, red Duck, Sleepyhead, big Pitotoy, Dog of water, Andean Tagua, Gallinazo, Totorero or worker, Duck head target, Plunger, Duck frog, Chorlos, Gull, big Garza, Duck mattress, Schoolboy of the north, red Chest and Duck

Flora of the humedales

It is characterized to present in the humedales, an own vegetation and that he/she makes peculiar to the area. Among them, we can find: Verdolaga, grass of the snake, Rush, salted Grass, Totora, Tiquil tiquil, Altamisa and Clover

Taken of: http://www.muniite.gob.pe/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=7



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