Laguna de Roche designated as a Nature Reserve
The decree signed by the President of the Republic of Uruguay, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, on 18 February, 2010 designates the Laguna la Rocha as a nature reserve. It is the seventh member in the national network of nature areas.
Among the many actors involved in the long negotiations were regional and national governments, universities and colleges, farmers, traditional fishermen, neighbouring regions and social facilities.
Laguna de Rocha is protected under the Ramsar Convention and has joined as first water body in Uruguay the network Red Hemisférica de Aves Playeras, a network for the conservation of shorebirds.