Demo-Site 14

Sierra del Caracol, Maldonado

Pondscape description

  • Landscape area
  • 7.5 km2
  • Number of Ponds
  • 10 likely
  • Ponds included in the stratified sampling (WP2)
  • 3
  • Pond sizes (m2)
  • 200 to 1000
  • Pond depth (m)
  • 0.4 to 2
  • Pond age (years)
  • 10+
  • Country
  • Uruguay
  • Name of the Pondscape
  • Sierra del Caracol
  • Name of neighboring large zone town
  • Maldonado
  • Bioclimatic zone
  • Subtropical/temperate-humid
  • Land use
  • extensive grazing cattle


NBS for mitigation/adaptation to CC that can potentially be highlighted as a best-practice at the European or CELAC scale

They are all NBS for storing water for irrigation or cattle. Besides the productive use and local design characteristics, this DEMO-site can help highlight different best practices for other ecosystem services and nature contributions to people, such as conservation of biodiversity (particularly native macrofauna) and CC mitigation and adaptation.


– Manual for pond creation by the Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle and Fisheries (MGAP).