Stagno di Molentargius

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Stagno di Molentargius

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    1,401 ha
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    39°13'N 09°10'E
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Stagno di Molentargius. 14/12/76; Sardegna; 1,401 ha; 39°14'N 009°10'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990, removed from the Record, 2 July 2008. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Wildlife Sanctuary. A heavily modified lagoon complex of varying salinity and extensive salt pans, separated from the sea by a fossil dune system. The site supports extensive reedbeds, submergent vegetation, and rich fish and invertebrate faunas. An important area for breeding, staging and wintering numerous species of waterbirds, including various protected species. Human activities include a salt industry, hunting, commercial fishing, and tourism. The site is subject to industrial and urban effluent and surrounding areas are rapidly becomng urbanized. Industrial and urban effluent, illegal dumping and poaching, and urban expansion have seriously damaged the ecology of the site. Coastal development has destroyed important nesting sites. As a result, the site was placed on the Montreux Record in 1990 and removed on 2 July 2008. Ramsar site no. 133. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • regional nature park
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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