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    1,450 ha
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    36°48'N 15°06'E
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Vendicari. 11/04/89; Sicilia; 1,450 ha; 36°48'N 015°07'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Regional Natural Reserve. A complex of five brackish lakes subject to marked seasonal variations in extent and salinity. Saline areas support typical salt-resistant vegetation, while freshwater areas give rise to a more varied flora. The site supports up to 20,000 waterbirds during the spring migration period, and is also important for wintering birds. Several notable nesting species as well as large numbers of shorebirds use the area. The site is subject to considerable tourism-related development. Ramsar site no. 424.

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    • regional nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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