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Península Valdés

Listed under Coastlines in Patagonia, Argentina.

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The Península Valdés region is focused on the conservation of its marine mammals, endangered right whales, elephant seals, and sea lions all have key breeding grounds in this area, which is why it qualified as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The climate is dry, the vegetation scare and because of the focus on the marine environment, whale watching tours are the most popular local attraction.

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“Patagonia's Península Valdés”

'Península Valdés in Patagonia is a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant … Read more...

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