Palude della Diaccia Botrona

Ramsar logo

Palude della Diaccia Botrona

  • Country: 
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    2,500 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    42°46'N 10°55'E
Materials presented on this website, particularly maps and territorial information, are as-is and as-available based on available data and do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Palude della Diaccia Botrona. 22/05/91; Toscana; 2,500 ha; 42°48'N 010°57'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 31 December 1993, removed from the Record, 21 March 2000. Communal Protected Area, Natural Reserve. A brackish coastal marsh connected with the sea by canals from the Bruna River but separated from the sea by a dune system. The vegetation is dominated by Juncus spp. and Salicornia spp., and includes Mediterranean scrub and woodland. The area is important for feeding, nesting and staging up to 300 species of migratory waterbirds. A small observatory is maintained. The site was placed on the Montreux Record in 1993 due to serious degradation resulting from intensive fish-farming, salinization, and poor water circulation. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 1998. Ramsar site no. 522. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
    • special protection zone
  • Last publication date: 


Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)

Ramsar Advisory Missions