Laguna di Marano: Foci dello Stella

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Laguna di Marano: Foci dello Stella

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  • Area: 
    1,400 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    45°44'N 13°06'E
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Laguna di Marano: Foci dello Stella. 14/05/79; Friuli-Venezia Giulia; 1,400 ha; 45°44'N 013°08'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Wildlife Sanctuary. Part of the Laguna di Marano, lying within the vast lagoon complex formed by the deltas of the Tagliamento and Isonzo rivers. The site includes a fossil dune complex and tidal waters of varying salinity with extensive intertidal mud and sand flats. The intertidal flats support beds of Zostera spp. and Ruppia maritima and submerged halophytic plants and are fringed by extensive reedbeds. The area is internationally important for several species of nesting, staging and wintering waterbirds. Human activities include hunting, tourism, and conservation education. The lagoon environment is changing due to rising sea level. Ramsar site no. 190. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • National legal designation: 
    • regional nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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