Integral Environmental Study "Parana Islands" Ex El Rico Reserve (Santa Fe, Argentina)
Current Advances in Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences Vol. 6,
17 September 2022
The islands under study are located in the New National Park called "Islas del Paraná" and an interdisciplinary evaluation was carried out in which the historical situation was compared with the current situation. During the 1960s and 1970s, this area was an experimental field belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Province of Santa Fe. There, for many years, trials of native plants and fauna were carried out, but then it was abandoned and used for cattle ranching by the settlers. In 2010, the National Park "Islas de Santa Fe" was created and "El Rico" became part of that space. The valuable thing about El Rico is that it is the only island studied in detail at the level of vegetation in the eighties, so we have accurate data. Information was extracted from satellite images, river height and rainfall for 30 years to compare three different sources and develop strategies for water management. Maps of the water situation were produced using a Geographic Information System and trend lines were drawn to show the situation.
- geographic information systems
- water management