Salinas de Santa Pola

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Salinas de Santa Pola

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    457
  • Area: 
    2,496 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-12-1989
  • Coordinates: 
    38°07'N 00°37'E
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Overview

Salinas de Santa Pola. 05/12/89; Comunidad Valenciana; 2,496 ha; 38°08'N 000°37'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Park. An extensive complex of active salt pans (salinas) and seasonal saline pools, bordered by dunes and beaches. The vegetation varies considerably according to salinity, supporting stands of Carex and Juncus, interspersed with halophytic plants. The area supports a diverse fauna, including invertebrates, reptiles and fish. Its most important feature, however, is its importance as habitat for nesting, staging and wintering numerous species of waterbirds. Land uses include hunting, fishing, some agriculture, and transportation. Ramsar site no. 457. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Comunidad Valenciana

  • National legal designation: 
    • Parque Natural
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1999

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