Prat de Cabanes - Torreblanca

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Prat de Cabanes - Torreblanca

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    458
  • Area: 
    812 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-12-1989
  • Coordinates: 
    40°14'N 00°12'E
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Overview

Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca. 05/12/89; Comunidad Valenciana; 812 ha; 40°14'N 000°12'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Park. Developed through the long-term sedimentation of a coastal lagoon, the site is the largest marsh in the province. Characterized by well-developed wetland vegetation, underlain by extensive areas of peat and separated from the sea by a dune complex, the site is nearly pristine. Principal vegetation types consist of submergent and emergent aquatic plants, halophytic and dune communities. The area is very important for a number of rare or endemic plants, fish, and invetebrates and supports several species of nesting birds. Human activities include agriculture, livestock grazing, commercial peat extraction, hunting, tourism and recreation. The area plays an important role in conservation education, and there is a visitors' centre. Ramsar site no. 458. 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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