Torre Guaceto

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Torre Guaceto

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    940 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    40°43'N 17°48'E
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Torre Guaceto. 21/07/81; Puglia; 940 ha; 40°43'N 017°48'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 31 December 1993, removed from the Record, 21 March 2000. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Wildlife Sanctuary, Marine Nature Reserve, State Natural Reserve. A small, brackish marsh dissected by a network of canals and separated from the sea by a dune system. The site includes adjacent shallow seas and several small islands. Vegetation associations of particular interest are supported, including a diverse aquatic community and areas of Mediterranean scrub. The marsh is an important staging area for several species of migratory birds and provides habitat for various endangered waterbirds. The site is of archaeological interest, owing to the presence of the remains of a Neolithic village. The site, subject to inputs of sewage and industrial effluent, was added to the Montreux Record in 1993 due to the various anthropogenic disturbances. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 1998. Ramsar site no. 215. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • marine nature reserve
    • wildlife sanctuary
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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