Laguna de la Vega

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Laguna de la Vega

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  • Area: 
    34 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    39°24'N 02°56'W
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Laguna de la Vega (o del Pueblo). 05/12/89; Castilla-La Mancha; 34 ha; 39°25'N 002°56'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Hunting Reserve. A semi-permanent, brackish, steppe lagoon set in an enclosed drainage basin. The site supports submerged vegetation with fringing grassland and reedbeds. The surrounding area includes urban development and traditional agriculture (vineyards, olive groves, and unirrigated cereal cultivation). The area is important for several species of nesting waterbirds and is one of the most important breeding sites in the Iberian peninsula for Podiceps nigricollis. Large numbers of Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.) and Fulica atra occur in winter. Ramsar site no. 450. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Castilla-La Mancha

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