Lagunas de las Moreras

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Lagunas de las Moreras

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    2036
  • Area: 
    73 ha
  • Designation date: 
    07-01-2011
  • Coordinates: 
    37°35'N 01°18'W
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Overview

Lagunas de las Moreras. 07/01/11; Murcia; 73 ha; 37º34´47"N 001º18'00"W. Covering the final stretch of the irregular stream Las Moreras that discharges into the Mediterranean Sea. At its mouth typical halophytic vegetation of European interest can be found. The site also includes an artificial pond, a former gravel pit, used as a water storage area. The site is an important area for wintering, staging and reproduction of many species of waterfowl, including the internationally endangered White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala and the vulnerable Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris which nest here. Furthermore, the site offers habitat to many different species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates, including endemic and threatened species such as the Spanish Toothcarp Aphanius iberus, endemic to the Iberian Peninsula. The site is of cultural and archaeological significance and is being used for small-scale sheep grazing, research, environmental education and some bird watching tourism. The construction of a bird observatory is planned. Threats to the site include erosion and siltation, agricultural pollution as well as invasive species. Ramsar Site number: 2036. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Murcia

  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2012

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