Paraje Natural Brazo del Este

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Paraje Natural Brazo del Este

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    1675
  • Area: 
    1,362 ha
  • Designation date: 
    19-02-2007
  • Coordinates: 
    37°08'N 06°03'W
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Overview

Paraje Natural Brazo del Este. 27/01/06; Andalucía; 1,362 ha; 37°08'N 006°02'W. Natural Landscape, EU Directive Special Protection Area. The site comprises a stretch of the old Guadalquivir river bed that was channeled during the 20th century and displays a mosaic of cultivated fields with some remaining marshes and other wetlands. The importance of the site increases during the autumn season, when bird communities find a very attractive range of fish populations in the wetland, which promotes its use for feeding, resting and breeding. The fisheries of Brazo de Este have also been an important resource for non-commercial consumption, previous to its protection for conservation purposes. The past creation of rice fields has led to disruption of the hydrological functions of the wetland, leading to sedimentation. Ramsar site no. 1675. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Administrative region: 
Sevilla

  • National legal designation: 
    • Paraje Natural
    • Humedales Andaluz
  • Last publication date: 
    19-02-2007

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