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FACILITY

PROTECTED AREA OR UNPROTECTED AREA WITH HIGH BIODIVERSITY

SIZE OF PROTECTED AREA

SQM´S CURRENT PRESENCE IN AREA

DESCRIPTION OF SQM’S PRESENCE IN AREA

Salar de Atacama

National Flamingo Reserve

73.985,5 ha

 

 

 

Soncor sector

5.017 ha

No production facilities; environmental monitoring performed.

Environmental monitoring: 1 meteorological station, 84 hydro-geological monitoring points, 8 fauna monitoring points and 5 marine life monitoring points

 

Aguas de Quelana sector

4.136 ha

No production facilities; environmental monitoring performed.

Environmental monitoring: 61 hydro-geological monitoring points, 9 fauna monitoring points, 10 marine life monitoring points and 2 vegetation monitoring transects.

Nueva Victoria

Pampa Tamarugal National Reserve

102.264 ha

 

 

 

Bellavista sector

2.654 ha

No production facilities; environmental monitoring performed.

Environmental monitoring: 30 hydro-geological monitoring points, 20 tamarugo monitoring points, 4 fauna monitoring stations and 8 vegetation monitoring transects.

 

Pintados sector

14.146 ha

No production facilities; environmental monitoring performed.

Environmental monitoring: 20 hydro-geological monitoring points.

 

Salar de Llamara

4.310 ha

5 wells for extracting water in use; environmental monitoring performed.

Water extraction wells, pipelines and electrical lines. Environmental monitoring: 63 hydro-geological monitoring points, 1 marine life monitoring point, 7 fauna monitoring points, 9 vegetation monitoring transects, 16 retama monitoring points and 24 tamarugo monitoring points