Lagunas del sur de Córdoba

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Lagunas del sur de Córdoba

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    86 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    37°28'N 04°40'W
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Lagunas del sur de Córdoba (Zóñar, Rincón y Amarga). 05/12/89; Andalucía; 86 ha; 37°29'N 004°41'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Reserve. A group of six semi-permanent saline lagoons and two reservoirs subject to extreme seasonal fluctuations in water level and salinity, set in a cultivated steppe landscape. A distinctive flora and fauna are supported, consisting of emergent and submergent aquatic vegetation and various rare or endangered fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds. The site is one of the most important breeding areas in Europe for the endangered duck Oxyura leucocephala and provides habitat for several species of wintering and breeding waterbirds. Ramsar site no. 446. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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    • Reserva Natural
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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