Lagunas de Cádiz

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Lagunas de Cádiz

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    158 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    36°37'N 06°03'W
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Lagunas de Cádiz (Laguna de Medina y Laguna Salada). 05/12/89; Andalucía; 158 ha; 36°37'N 006°03'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Reserve. Two shallow, saline lagoons (fed primarily by rainfall), within closed drainage basins set in a semi-arid, cultivated landscape. A rich emergent and submergent aquatic vegetation occurs. The lagoons are surrounded by agricultural land and used as supply sources for irrigation. An important area for several species of wintering and nesting waterbirds, including the endangered species Oxyura leucocephala, Fulica cristata and Porphyrio porphyrio. Human activities include fishing and reed harvesting. Ramsar site no. 445. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Reserva Natural
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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