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Macá Tobiano

The Hooded grebe (Podiceps gallardoi) is depicted in Ambiente Sur͛s logo. This is not accidental, since our researchers, through their field work, bird counts and annual species surveys, provided key information for updating knowledge about the populations of this seriously endangered bird. The macá is a symbol of our Patagonian region and of our commitment to it, and its mere existence depends exclusively on us Read more



The Río Gallegos Urban Nature Reserves System was created in 2009. It includes several bodies of water and natural areas in the city. The purpose of the Urban Nature Reserves System is to protect the lagoons in their role of natural centers of urban water depuration, to improve life quality for city residents and to keep a healthy environment for all.  Read More

The city of Río Gallegos, located on the coast of the name-sake estuary, features large marshes and muddy intertidal plains, used by several species of migratory priority shorebirds protected in several countries along its routes. Among them, Red knot (Calidris canutus), red-necked stint(Calidris ruficollis) and Hudsonian godwit (Limosa haemastica) stand out, besides those deemed endemic, such as Hooded grebe (Podiceps gallardoi), which is critically endangered. 

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Our COM.UNID.A.D environmental awareness project was launched in 2014, recognized the same year by the Provincial Council of Education through Resolution 1888/14. Given that we believe that participation is essential in conservation, and we acknowledge environmental education as an indispensable tool for the development of environment friendly practices, this project͚s main goal is to continue educational activities carried out by Ambiente Sur, strengthen and focus on them with students at all levels of the city͛s formal education system.


Subprograms and activities

· School Visits to the CIERG · Training activities· Design and building of didactic materials· Teacher Training · Educational Workshop· Theatrical plays · Pride Festivals

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