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Argentina | Iberá NP created; along with adjacent provincial park, now country’s largest PA complex

Argentina’s Congress has just voted to approve legislation that will see the creation of a new national park in the northeast of the country. The new park will be called Iberá National Park, and when combined with the existing Iberá Provincial Park, the two will represent the largest nature park in the country.

The newly created park comprises of 395,000 acres of freshwater marshlands in the Corrientes Province, which will add significantly to the 1.3 million acres already protected by the provincial park. This equates to a total of about 1.7 million acres of protected land, which is roughly 2,656 square miles, or just over twice the size of Yosemite National Park.

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