L’Albufera de Valencia

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L’Albufera was designated as a Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Site) under the Ramsar Convention on 05 December 1989.
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A coastal freshwater lagoon surrounded by rice fields and a big sand barrier.

Waterfowl (around 100,000 in winter and about 20,000 in breeding station), mainly Anas clypeata, Netta rufina, Plegadis falcinellus, Ardeola ralloides, Gelochelidon nilotica, etc. Also fishes: Aphanius iberus, Valencia hispanica, plants, etc.

Mainly very important flooding and saline intrusion prevention. Also fresh water deposit, coast line defending, rice farming, hunting and fishing, recreation activities.

Important traditions related to fishing, navigation and water managing.

Visitor centre with washrooms and toilets, environmental guides, some info points in summertime, and garbage collection but not everywhere.

Recreational, educational and tourism activities.

  • Urbanism control;
  • Water purification;
  • Educational programs; and
  • Regulation of activities.
  • Obtaining and granting enough water supplies in terms of quantity and quality;
  • Avoiding all kinds of pollution;
  • Implementing more environmental friendly farming; and
  • Controlling recreational and tourist activities.

Yes, it’s approved, but it is an old plan and soon must be reviewed.



Latest updates of these informations: Mars 2020

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