Parque Nacional de Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici

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Parque Nacional de Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    1678
  • Area: 
    39,979 ha
  • Designation date: 
    19-02-2007
  • Coordinates: 
    42°34'N 00°56'E
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Overview

Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici. 27/01/06; Cataluña; 39,979 ha; 42°34'N 000°56'E. National Park, EU Directive Special Protection Area, Site of Community Importance. A good example of the typical glacier and raised bog valleys in the high mountain area of the Pyrenees, including mountainous and sub-alpine beech forests, mixed conifer forests and shrub-zones, including a diverse vegetation with many endemic species. The site also contains a rich diversity of natural hydrological systems such as mires, lakes and watercourses; as well as artificial ones including reservoirs and small dams. There are over 200 alpine lakes within the site boundaries. Among the negative impacts to the site are water extraction, infrastructure, electricity lines (which are expected to be removed in the future), and the increasing pressure created by tourism. Ramsar site No. 1678. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Administrative region: 
provincia de Lérida

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

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