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The area that now comprises the “El Totoral” multi-purpose natural reserve was formerly inhabited by indigenous communities. Then with the arrival of the Spaniards, the region was populated with cattle-breeding haciendas called “estancias”. Thereafter logging of their forests and firewood extraction was conducted, as well as topsoil for tobacco plantations.

The El Totoral reserve is located in a transition zone (“ecotone”) between the jungle foothills Salta and Chaco Serrano, two ecologically rich ecosystems. This is a protected natural area intended to preserve the environment, protect the flora and fauna, providing a space for scientific research and develop sustainable production projects. Also seeks to integrate the surrounding communities by supporting local artisans.

Contact for visits:
Magdalena Figueroa de Arias
Estancia El Bordo de las Lanzas:
Cel: +54(9)387-(15) 5216919

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Dario Arias

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El Bordo, Gral. Güemes | Salta, Argentina | Teléfono +0054 9 387 5534 6942 | E-mail: |