Stagno di Cagliari

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Stagno di Cagliari

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    3,466 ha
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    39°12'N 09°03'E
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Stagno di Cagliari. 14/12/76; Sardegna; 3,466 ha; 39°12'N 009°03'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990; removed from the Record, 26 November 2008. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Wildlife Sanctuary. A large, coastal lagoon, converted to 2,000 ha of salt pans, and a dune system. The lagoon is fed with fresh water by the Cixerri and Mannu rivers. Vegetation consists of extensive reedbeds and salt-tolerant plants. The lagoon supports rich fish and invertebrate faunas and is critical habitat for numerous important species of breeding, wintering and staging waterbirds. The ecology of the site has been seriously damaged by thermal, industrial and urban effluent from the city of Cagliari, resulting in nutrient-enrichment. Additionally, major port development projects have caused substantial changes in the ecological character of the site. The site was added to the Montreux Record in 1990 due to these factors and removed from the Record on 25 November 2008 following successful remedial efforts. Ramsar site no. 134. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • faunistic protection oasis
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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