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Pinguino de Humboldt National Reserve


Pinguino de Humboldt National Reserve is a nature reserve located a short distance off the coast of mainland Chile. It consists of three islands: Chanaral, Damas and Choros. It is located about 100 km north of La Serena in the Coquimbo Region of Chile) and has a total area of 859.3 hectares. The reserve is an important breeding site for the Humboldt Penguin, for which it is named, and is a habitat for sea lions and bottlenose dolphins.

It is part of the Sistema Nacional de Areas Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile (National System of Protected Areas of the State of Chile), administered by the Corporacion Nacional Forestal .

External links

http://www.conaf.cl/?seccion_id=602862b4d8eee65b1781b254db0d9597&unidad=2 Pinguino de Humboldt National Reserve page at Conaf]

360 panoramas of Damas and Choros islands (Requires QuickTimePlayer)

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