Laguna de Manjavacas

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Laguna de Manjavacas

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  • Area: 
    231 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    39°25'N 02°49'W
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Laguna de Manjavacas. 26/03/93; Castilla-La Mancha; 231 ha; 39°25'N 002°50'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Hunting Refuge. A highly saline lagoon and associated islands lying in a large enclosed (endorheic) drainage basin fed by spring rainfall and drying out in summer. Vegetation includes submerged aquatic plants and fringing reedbeds. An important area for nesting waterbirds, spring staging of migratory ducks and shorebirds, and up to 9,000 wintering waterbirds. The surrounding area is used for traditional agriculture, including the cultivation of vines, olives, and arable crops. Ramsar site no. 594. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Castilla-La Mancha

  • National legal designation: 
    • hunting refuge
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)