S'Albufera de Mallorca

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S'Albufera de Mallorca

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    1,700 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    39°49'N 03°07'E
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S'Albufera de Mallorca. 05/12/89; Baleares; 1,700 ha; 39°49'N 003°07'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Park, Hunting Refuge. An extensive, highly sedimented, freshwater marsh of dense reedbeeds, separated from the sea by a dune bar supporting scrub. The marsh is fed by surface runoff and groundwater and dissected by a network of former irrigation dikes and canals fringed by woodland and scrub. The area is internationally important for breeding, staging and wintering various species of waterbirds. Human activities include conservation education, ecotourism, and controlled fishing. Ramsar site no. 449. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Parque Natural
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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