Iberá, located in the central northeast part of the Corrientes Province of Argentina, covers over 1,300,000 hectacres and is one of the most important natural regions of the Southern hemispfere. Simply put, it is a drainage basin that is continuously filled with rainwater making it one of the most important natural areas in the Southern Cone. Due to the area’s flat landscape, there is little outflow creating an extensive freshwater reserve. Half of Iberá is underwater. However, the region is much more than only “esteros” or “wetlands”. Iberá also encompasses high grasslands, savannahs, and forests. This integrated combination of wet and dry ecosytems harbors a great diversity of flora and fauna as well as spectacular landscapes.
Flooded lands and dry lands in the Iberá wetlands
This large provincial reserve with around 13,000 km2, has grasslands and woodlands, for great wildlife watching and photographing opportunities. Groups of Capybara (the world’s largest rodent), South American River Otter, Broad-snout Cayman, and the beautiful Marsh Deer are some highlights. Water lilies, water hyacinths, papyrus and cattails host an