Is-Simar

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Is-Simar

  • Country: 
    Malta
  • Site number: 
    789
  • Area: 
    5 ha
  • Designation date: 
    29-01-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    35°57'N 14°23'E
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Overview

Is-Simar. 29/01/96; 5 ha; 35°57'N 014°23'E. Nature Reserve. A human-made coastal wetland consisting of a saltmarsh, a central pool with islets supporting dense salt-resistant vegetation, shrubs, Acacia trees and Aleppo pines. Noise pollution from a nearby road creates some disturbance. Water levels are maintained by precipitation, run-off, and saltwater seepage through the porous substratum. Human activities include picnickers and campers. There are bird observation hides available. Ramsar site no. 789. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Malta

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
    • bird sanctuary
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1998

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