En Afeq Nature Reserve

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En Afeq Nature Reserve

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  • Area: 
    66 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    32°51'N 35°05'E
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En Afeq Nature Reserve. 12/11/96; 66 ha; 32°51'N 035°05'E. Nature Reserve. A human-made wetland created as a result of an attempt to restore the drained swamps. Located on the coastal plain, the area supports an appreciable assemblage of rare, vulnerable or endangered species of plants and animals. Notable species include the endangered Pygmy Cormorant and the rare Greater Flamingo and Black-necked Grebe. Vegetation includes reedbeds and wet meadows. Human activities are limited but include an important conservation education programme. A visitor center is housed in an 800-year old Crusader fortress. To control the wet meadows, a grazing programme has been implemented. Ramsar site no. 867. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
Northern Israel, Galilee coastal plain

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
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