Lagunas de Campotejar

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Lagunas de Campotejar

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    2035
  • Area: 
    61 ha
  • Designation date: 
    07-01-2011
  • Coordinates: 
    38°07'N 01°13'W
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Overview

Lagunas de Campotejar. 07/01/11; Murcia; 61 ha; 38º06'35"N 001º13'11"W. Comprising the catchment area of a small seasonal creek as well as five artificial ponds originally constructed for water treatment purposes which are now used to store pre-treated water for irrigation. Reed belts have developed along the edges of the ponds. The site contains different habitat types of European interest supporting characteristic salt-tolerant vegetation as well as birds associated with saline inland habitats. The site is important for wintering, staging and reproduction of several water bird species, including the internationally endangered White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala and the vulnerable Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris. Invasive plant species threaten the ecological character of the site, but eradication and revegetation projects are foreseen in the near future together with the construction of a bird observatory. The site is used for research and environmental education. Ramsar Site number: 2035. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Murcia

  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2012

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