The forest covers 1,300 square kilometers in a mountainous region, with altitudes ranging between 550 and 5,500 m asl. The Pericos watershed belongs to the region known as Valles Humedos in the Jujuy Province and comprises three provinces within its territory: Yungas, Chaco, and Prepuna. It is a mountain basin with steep slopes. Perico River Basin drains into the southeast sector of the Serrania de Chañi. The drainage network is dense and consists of the following rivers: Los Sauces, Cerro Negro, Los Morados, Uracatao, and Las Cabañas. All of these rivers either begin or are connected to the Perico river.
Of the total area (1,300 km2), approximately 300 km 2 are covered by forests, 200 km 2 by tall grassland and 5 km 2 by planted forests. The rest of the area includes roads, dams and fields for crops.
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Strategic Plan for Climate Change Adaptation in the Jujuy Model Forest
This pilot action will address the difficulties identified by family farmers regarding water scarcity from August to December, the drought period when the demand for water is much higher because of irrigation required for family farming.
Information of this plan is only available in Spanish in the following link: http://bit.ly/2269QTm
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