Laguna de Gallocanta

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Laguna de Gallocanta

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    655
  • Area: 
    6,720 ha
  • Designation date: 
    07-06-1994
  • Coordinates: 
    40°58'N 01°30'W
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Overview

Laguna de Gallocanta. 07/06/94; Aragón; 6,720 ha; 40°58'N 001°33'W. European Community Special Protection Area; National Hunting Refuge. The largest endorheic saline lake on the Iberian Peninsula, subject to seasonal fluctuations in water levels and salinity. The area supports a rich and varied flora consisting of deciduous trees, rush and reedbeds, and halophytic communities. The site is internationally important for numerous species of nesting, staging and wintering waterbirds. In particular, the site supports 80% of the Western European population of Grus grus during their fall migration. Human activities include agriculture and timber harvesting. Ramsar site no. 655. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Aragón

  • National legal designation: 
    • national hunting refuge
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1999