Pantano de El Hondo

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Pantano de El Hondo

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  • Area: 
    2,387 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    38°10'N 00°42'E
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Pantano de El Hondo. 05/12/89; Comunidad Valenciana; 2,387 ha; 38°10'N 000°42'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Park. Two large reservoirs and associated wetlands in the floodplain of two rivers. The site includes brackish and saline pools, halophytic and submerged vegetation, and emergent reedbeds. An extremely area important for various species of breeding waterbirds, notably the endangered duck Marmaronetta angustirostris (13-21 pairs). Large numbers of ducks occur in winter and various species nest in the area. The site is used for irrigation, and inflow and outflow are controlled as necessary. Other human activities include hunting and fishing, with intensive agriculture occurring in the surrounding areas. Ramsar site no. 455. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Comunidad Valenciana

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