Marjal de Pego-Oliva

Marjal de Pego-Oliva. Vista general del desde el norte
Marjal de Pego-Oliva. Vista general del desde el sur
Marjal de Pego-Oliva. Detalle de una surgencia de agua subterránea
Marjal de Pego-Oliva. Laboreo del arrozal

Marjal de Pego-Oliva

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  • Area: 
    1,255.2 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    38°52'N 00°03'W
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The wetland is an extensive coastal basin marsh separated from the shoreline by a long spit. As a typical marsh of the Mediterranean coast, the wetland was formed by the prolonged closure of a coastal bay by sedimentation processes. The waters in the marsh are permanent and relatively saline, due to the limited inflow of fresh water. The wetland is of great biodiversity interest as it contains up to 800 different species, several of them endemic such as Narcissus perezlarae, Valencia hispanica, Squalius valentinus and Cobitis paludica. In addition, 35 animal species found in the area are threatened, most notably the internationally vulnerable marbled duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris), which has been recently declared to be in a critical situation in the country. Main threats include the presence of invasive alien species, and human activities such as agriculture. The Muntanyeta information facility carries out educational activities in the area.

Administrative region: 
Comunitat Valencia

  • National legal designation: 
    • Humedal del Catálogo de Zonas Húmedas de la Comunitat Valenciana - Humedal 10-Parque Natural de la Marjal de Pego-Oliva (Acuerdo de 10 de septiembre de 2002, del Gobierno Valenciano, de aprobación del Catálogo de Zonas Húmedas de la Comunidad Valenciana; DOGV nº 4336, de 16/09/2002)
    • Humedal del Inventario Español de Zonas Húmedas - Humedal IH521020–Parque Natural de la Marjal de Pego-Oliva (Resolución de 9 de marzo de 2011, de la DGMNPF, por la que se incluyen en el Inventario Español de Zonas Húmedas 48 humedales de la Comunitat Valenciana; BOE nº 71, de 24/03/2011)
    • Parque Natural - Parque Natural del Marjal de Pego-Oliva (Ley 11/1994, de 27 de diciembre, de la Generalitat Valenciana, de Espacios Naturales Protegidos de la Comunidad Valenciana; DOGV nº 2423, de 09/01/1995)
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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