Paraje Natural Lagunas de Palos y las Madres

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Paraje Natural Lagunas de Palos y las Madres

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    1676
  • Area: 
    635 ha
  • Designation date: 
    19-02-2007
  • Coordinates: 
    37°10'N 06°52'W
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Overview

Paraje Natural Lagunas de Palos y Las Madres. 27/01/06; Andalucía; 635 ha; 37°09'N 006°52'W, EU Directive Site of Community Importance, Andalucian Wetland. The lagoons of Primera de Palos, La Jara, La Mujer and Las Madres constitute an important support area for the Odiel Marshes and the Doñana National Park. Among the most important species present are the white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala), the Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) and the Red-knobbed Coot (Fulica cristata), although many other species like Netta rufina, Aythya nyroca, Circus aeruginosus and Pandion haliaetus also use the site as a breeding and wintering site. A project is currently underway to restore the original hydrological and peat characteristics of the site. Ramsar site no. 1676. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Administrative region: 
Huelva

  • National legal designation: 
    • Paraje Natural
    • Humedal Andaluz
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    19-02-2007

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