Les étangs de Villepey

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Les étangs de Villepey

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    255 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    43°24'N 06°43'E
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Les étangs de Villepey. 15/09/08; Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur; 255 ha; 43°24'N 006°43' E. Natura 2000 SPA, ZNIEFF (Zone Naturelle d'Intérêt Ecologique, Faunistique et Floristique). On the Côte d'Azur between the Camargue region and Italy, in a very urbanized area, one of the last remaining Mediterranean lagoons and its intertidal sand flats, shores, estuarine waters and dune systems. The site supports a number of rare, vulnerable and endangered flora and fauna species. Amongst the protected species are Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Anguilla Anguilla and Alosa fallax, populations of which are declining everywhere else.Potential factors that could impact the ecological character of the site adversely are extractive activities, run-off of pollutants from industrial activities, and urban development. Ramsar site no. 1836. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Provence - Alpes Cote d'Azur

  • National legal designation: 
    • Conservatoire du Littoral
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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