Humedales de la Sierra de Urbión

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Humedales de la Sierra de Urbión

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  • Area: 
    86 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    42°00'N 02°53'W
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Humedales de la Sierra de Urbión. 27/01/06; La Rioja; 86 ha; 42°01'N 002°53'W. EU Directive Special Protection Area, Site of Community Importance, Natural Protected Area. A complex of ten 10 small wetlands located in a typical alpine high mountain environment of glacial origin, though it is located in the Mediterranean region. Over 90% of the area is occupied by alpine and sub-alpine grasses, while the surface covered by water and rock materials occupies less than 10%. The land is mostly used for cattle ranching, and in some sectors such as the Reserva Regional de Caza Cameros-Demanda hunting is also permitted. Nevertheless, the wetlands are in an excellent state of conservation and major impacts have not been detected. Ramsar site no. 1672. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Administrative region: 
La Rioja

  • National legal designation: 
    • Zona especial de Conservación de Importancia Comunitaria
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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