ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite captured Uruguay River Wetlands at the border of Uruguay and Argentina.
The Uruguay River flows from north to south and forms parts of the boundaries of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, separating some of the Argentine provinces of La Mesopotamia from the other two countries. Composed of lagoons, swamps and 24 islets, the area is a haven for wildlife, protected as a national park. This wetland system is home to 130 species of fish, 14 species of amphibian, 104 species of bird and 15 species of mammal. The wetlands play an important role in regulating flood levels and maintaining water quality, as well as safeguarding the banks of the Uruguay River from erosion.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.