Estuário do Tejo

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Estuário do Tejo

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  • Area: 
    14,563 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    38°49'N 08°59'W
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Estuário do Tejo. 24/11/80; Regiao Lisboa e Vale do Tejo; 14,563 ha; 38°50'N 008°57'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Nature Reserve. An estuary, with extensive mudflats, saltmarshes, reedbeds, human-made salt pans, and reclaimed agricultural polders. The area is important for at east 16 species of wintering or staging waterbirds, numerous species of breeding birds, and the otter Lutra lutra. Human activities include fishing and shellfish collecting, and intensive hunting and agriculture outside the Reserve. Ramsar site no. 211. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

Administrative region: 
Lisboa e Vale do Tejo

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)