Salinas del Cabo de Gata

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Salinas del Cabo de Gata

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  • Area: 
    300 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    36°44'N 02°12'W
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Salinas del Cabo de Gata. 05/12/89; Andalucía; 300 ha; 36°44'N 002°12'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Park. An area of salt pans (salinas) occupying a coastal depression at the foot of the mountains and separated from the sea by a dune complex. The immediate vicinity of the salt pans supports a salt-resistant vegetation. The area is important for breeding, staging and wintering various species of water birds. Ramsar site no. 448. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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