Laguna Phantom

On May 5, 1994, after intense efforts by the Neighborhood Council, with the majority support of the neighbors, the Council of Ecology and Environment of the Province of Río Negro, the National University of Comahue and numerous environmental organizations. the Municipality of San Carlos de Bariloche sanctioned Ordinance No. 332-CM-94, by which the Municipal Intangible Land was declared to the parcel with cadastral denomination 19-1P-252-01, which houses the temporary water mirror named “Laguna Phantom” (Besserra, 2006). In this way, a project that the neighbors of Villa Tres Lagos, from years before, came molding. Although it is a small area, of only 1 ha, of surface,

“Laguna Phantom” has only 1.1 hectares.

The purpose of creating this urban municipal reserve consisting of a temporary body of water, was to preserve the ecosystem composed of the lagoon and the small surrounding environment constituted by exotic and native vegetation. Perhaps its greatest contribution to conservation is to house three species of algae restricted to the Patagonian sector.
In addition to the ecological reasons for its conservation, it is evident that the preservation of the Lagoon, promoted by the Tres Lagos neighborhood that surrounds it, is of great value that its inhabitants as a component of their quality of life, element that justifies by yes legal protection.

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