About Salar de Surire Natural Monument
Interesting Places, Natural, Nature Reserves, Other Nature Conservation Areas
Salar de Surire Natural Monument is a Chilean Natural Monument located in the Andes, in the Arica y Parinacota Region. It consists mainly of a salt flat and a number of small salt lakes, sheltering several Andean species of wildlife and plants. Arintica volcano towers over the salt flat.
The protected area, along with Lauca National Park and Las Vicuñas National Reserve, were designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1981, which is called Lauca.
Salar de Surire is one of the Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention signed in 1971.