Laguna di Venezia: Valle Averto

Laguna di Venezia: Valle Averto

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    500 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    45°21'N 12°09'E
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Laguna di Venezia: Valle Averto. 11/04/89; Veneto; 500 ha; 45°21'N 012°09'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Wildlife Sanctuary. The site consists of a complex of coastal lagoons, modified by the creation of fishponds. It exhibits a full range of wetland habitats, progressing from freshwater marsh and reed swamp to open saline water with intertidal sand flats. The complex supports an extremely rich fish fauna, including freshwater species. The area is internationally important for numerous species of nesting, staging and wintering waterbirds. Human activities within the site include extensive fish farming and conservation education. Ramsar site no. 423. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife sanctuary
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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