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  • Area: 
    112 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    35°58'N 14°21'E
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Ghadira. 30/09/88; 11 ha; 35°58'N 014°21'E. Council of Europe Biogenetic Reserve; Mediterranean Protected Area, No Hunting Area. A brackish coastal pool (once used for salt production) of varying water level and salinity, bordered by dunes. Several rare plant species, salt-resistant vegetation, and a diverse invertebrate fauna, including endemic grasshoppers and wasps, are supported. The rare fish Aphianus fasciatus, endangered elsewhere on Malta, is present in good numbers. An important area for resting and feeding for numerous species of migratory birds. Human activities include intensive summer tourism and conservation education. The surrounding land is under intensive cultivation. Ramsar site no. 410. Most recent RIS information: 1991.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
    • no shooting area
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)