The Los Pizarro waterfall is located approximately 8,000 meters west of the town of the same name. It has a waterfall that ranges 80 m high, making it the highest in the province of Tucumán. At the bottom of the fall, a pool of about 50 m in diameter was formed. The water comes from Cerro Quico, after running down two smaller waterfalls. It is an ecosystem surrounded by the Yungas jungle, with its characteristics such as the presence of biodiversity and landscapes (abundant trees, native flora and fauna). It took nature millions of years to model the site. The relief, climate and seasonal rains favored the formation of the cloud forest. Currently, the place is exposed to: looting, predation, contamination by municipal solid waste (garbage), microbial (human faeces and urine), the capture of birds and the extraction of plants for illegal commercialization. In short: it is a unique and unrepeatable ecosystem, threatened by human actions that are carried out without control, due to the lack of environmental education. If you look at the satellite photos of the area, you can see the clear advance of the agricultural frontier over the Yungas and how little we have left of the native jungle. Therefore, it deserves to be declared Cultural Heritage of Tucumán (natural landscape). According to the current legislation, Law 7,500 and its amendment 8,645, meets the conditions to be it and the administrative procedures to achieve it must be done through the Cultural Entity of Tucumán. Through file 2101-232-S-21 (08/04/21), I requested the ECT that the Los Pizarro waterfall and its surroundings be declared Cultural Heritage of Tucumán, with all the benefits that this entails, especially its conservation and preservation. I take this space to ask the mayor of La Cocha and the communal delegate of San Ignacio and Los Pizarro to be interested, participate and join the request. To the residents of Los Pizarro, of good will, interested in the environment, I ask the same.

Juan Francisco Segura

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