Ortazzo e Ortazzino

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Ortazzo e Ortazzino

  • Country: 
    Italy
  • Site number: 
    227
  • Area: 
    440 ha
  • Designation date: 
    04-09-1981
  • Coordinates: 
    44°21'N 12°19'E
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Overview

Ortazzo e Ortazzino. 04/09/81; Emilia Romagna; 440 ha; 44°20'N 012°19'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Wildlife Sanctuary, State Natural Reserve. A large, partly flooded depression, once used for rice cultivation, consisting of numerous large, well-vegetated, brackish pools lying behind a system of coastal dunes. Water levels are artificially regulated. The area supports salt-resistant vegetation, dune communities, woods, and Mediterranean scrub. The variety of habitats in the area gives rise to a rich avifauna which includes large numbers of breeding and staging waterbirds. Human activities include intensive tourism and fishing. Ramsar site no. 227. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Emilia Romagna

  • National legal designation: 
    • regional park
    • natural reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1998

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