Complejo intermareal Umia-Grove

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Complejo intermareal Umia-Grove

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    2,561 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    42°28'N 08°50'W
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Complejo intermareal Umia-Grove. 05/12/89; Galicia; 2,561 ha; 42°28'N 008°50'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Hunting Refuge. A complex of coastal wetlands composed of three physically separate units consisting of an intertidal embayment and dune system, a freshwater lagoon, and island coastline. The area is important for waterbirds and supports the largest number of wintering shorebirds (over 10,000) along the Atlantic coast of Spain. The site also supports an interesting flora, including endemic species. Human activities include tourism, shell-fishing, fishing and marine aquaculture. Ramsar site no. 452. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Humedal Protegido
    • Zona de Especial Protección de los Valores Naturales
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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