Lagunas de Laguardia

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Lagunas de Laguardia

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    880
  • Area: 
    45 ha
  • Designation date: 
    12-09-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    42°33'N 02°34'W
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Overview

Lagunas de Laguardia (Carralogroño, Carravalseca, Prao de la Paul y Musco). 09/12/96; País Vasco; 45 ha; 42°33'N 002°34'W. Protected Biotope. Proposed Site of Community Importance EC Directive. These are the northernmost meso-saline inland pools in Europe and represent the last examples of this characteristic ecosystem in the region. Of special interest is the aquatic flora, in particular the extremely rare Charophyte Tolypella salina. A variety of waterbirds (including nationally threatened Plegadis falcinellus and breeding birds Tachybaptus ruficollis and Podiceps cristatus) use the lagoons. The saline pools are not used by humans, but the lake of Prao de la Paul with some emergent vegetation is used for recreation. Area extended in October 2002. Ramsar site no. 880. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
País Vasco

  • National legal designation: 
    • protected biotype area
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2002