Las Tablas de Daimiel

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Las Tablas de Daimiel

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  • Area: 
    1,928 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    39°09'N 03°39'W
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Las Tablas de Daimiel. 04/05/82; Castilla-La Mancha; 1,928 ha; 39°09'N 003°40'W. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Special Protection Area EC Directive; National Park. A complex of shallow pools and associated marshland lying in the great plain of La Mancha. The site receives fresh and brackish flood water inflows and supports a rich aquatic vegetation of emergent and submergent species. The area supports a diverse fauna, including 13 reptile species. It is particularly important for numerous species of nesting waterbirds and up to 10,000 wintering birds, mainly ducks Anas strepera and Netta rufina. Due to over-exploitation of the regional aquifer for intensive agriculture, groundwater levels have fallen dramatically. As a result the site has begun to dry up and the Guadiana River ceased flowing in the National Park. The site was added to the Montreux Record in 1990. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 1988. Ramsar site no. 235. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Castilla-La Mancha

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Parque Nacional
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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