Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

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Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    592
  • Area: 
    4,784 ha
  • Designation date: 
    26-03-1993
  • Coordinates: 
    42°14'N 03°06'E
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Overview

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà. 26/03/93; Cataluña; 4,784 ha; 42°14'N 003°06'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Park, Integral Natural Reserve. A series of coastal saline and freshwater wetlands in the floodplains of two rivers, separated from the sea by dunes. The site includes lagoons, pools, marshes and drainage channels supporting salt-resistant vegetation, wet meadows, lush reed and sedge beds, and woodlands. The site's flora and fauna include several rare species. Various species of wintering and nesting waterbirds are supported. Human activities include conservation education, tourism, and peat extraction. Ramsar site no. 592. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Cataluña

  • National legal designation: 
    • natural reserve
    • natural park
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1999

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