Stagno di Sale Porcus

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Stagno di Sale Porcus

  • Country: 
    Italy
  • Site number: 
    232
  • Area: 
    330 ha
  • Designation date: 
    03-05-1982
  • Coordinates: 
    40°01'N 08°26'E
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Overview

Stagno di Sale Porcus. 03/05/82; Sardegna; 330 ha; 40°01'N 008°21'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Reserve, Wildlife Sanctuary. An extensive complex of seasonal, saline lagoons that dry out in summer, leaving a hard salt crust. The vegetation is typically halophytic. When full, there are three small islets that are important nesting sites for birds. The site is one of the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean for staging flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber roseus). Various other migratory waterbirds stage and nest at the site. There are facilities for birdwatching and conservation education. Ramsar site no. 232.

Administrative region: 
Sardegna

  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife sanctuary
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1989

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