Trapananda National Reserve

Trapananda National Reserve near Ñirehuao in the Northen Patagonia

Trapananda National Reserve near Ñirehuao in the Northen Patagonia

The  Trapananda National Reserve was created in 1992 with a surface of 2,305 hectares; it is located in the commune of Coihaique, distant 27 miles of the regional capital through the way to Villa Ortega and Ñirehuao.

The predominant vegetal species in The Trapananda National Reserve correspond to those of the vegetation formation Forest Caducifolio of Aisén in which the characteristic arboreal species is the Lenga (Nothofagus pumilio). This forest has been taken apart for many years, reason why its structure and present state of development obey to these human interventions predominating the over mature individuals and a rare regeneration. However, with the suitable measures of handling its recovery has been made possible, due to  the unit Trapananda National Reserve  counts on a Plan of Forest Arrangement.

Referring to the fauna which can be found in The Trapananda National Reserve, the most frequent species are Eagle (Aguila) (Geranoaetus melanoleucus), Kestrel (Falco sparverius), Zorzal (Turdus falklandii), Tordo (Curaeus curaeus), Cachaña (Enicognathus ferrugineus) and Patagonian Woodpecker (pájaro carpintero Patagónico) (Campephilus magellanicus), among the birds, Puma (Felis concolor), red Fox (Zorro Colorado) (Pseudalopex culpaeus), Patagonian Chingue (Chingue Patagónico) (Conepatus humboldti), Piche (Zaedyus pichi) and species introduced as the Hare (liebre) (Lepus capensis) and Red deer (Ciervo Rojo) (Cervus elaphus).

The unit National Reserve Trapananda (Reserva Nacional Trapananda) does not count with a park ranger unit,  or tourist information office  and it only has one rustic refuge.

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