Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

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Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    276
  • Area: 
    1,364 ha
  • Designation date: 
    08-08-1983
  • Coordinates: 
    37°07'N 04°46'W
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Overview

Laguna de Fuente de Piedra. 08/08/83; Andalucía; 1,364 ha; 37°07'N 004°46'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Reserve. A shallow, seasonally variable saline lagoon (the largest lagoon in Andalucía) and associated marshland set in a closed drainage basin. The wetland is fed by five small rivers, rainfall, and highly mineralized groundwater. A salt-resistant vegetation fringes the lagoon, giving way to emergent reedbeds. The site is the second most important breeding site for Phoenicopterus ruber (12,000 pairs) and supports several species of wintering birds. Ramsar site no. 276. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Andalucía

  • National legal designation: 
    • natural reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1999

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