Marismas del Odiel

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Marismas del Odiel

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    7,185 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    37°16'N 06°55'W
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Marismas del Odiel. 05/12/89; Andalucía; 7,185 ha; 37°17'N 006°55'W. UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Park, Natural Reserve. An extensive wetland of several distinct saltmarsh habitats, where vegetation is determined by frequency of inundatinon and salinity levels, and a series of dune spits. An extremely important area for several species of wintering ducks and nesting waterbirds, being one of two Spanish nesting sites for 400 pairs of Platalea leucorodia. Large numbers of shorebirds use the site for staging. Land use within the site includes salt extraction, forestry, agriculture, fishing, and shellfish harvesting. Ramsar site no. 447. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Paraje Natural
    • Reserva Natural
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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