Laguna de El Hito

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Laguna de El Hito

  • Country: 
    Spain
  • Site number: 
    1259
  • Area: 
    573 ha
  • Designation date: 
    20-12-2002
  • Coordinates: 
    39°52'N 02°40'W
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Overview

Laguna de El Hito. 20/12/02; Castilla-La Mancha; 573 ha; 39°52'N 002°41'W. Special Protection Area and proposed Site of Community Importance EC Directives. A temporary, endorreic, saline steppe lake on the central Iberian plain. The shallow pool may extend over most of the Ramsar site. However, as it is only rain-fed, it regularly dries out and may occasionally remain dry for prolonged periods. It is one of the best Spanish examples of a steppe pool with rich submerged aquatic vegetation and adjoining salt marsh and steppe (Limonietalia, Juncetalia maritimi) habitats. The surroundings of the receding pool provide important grazing areas for sheep and goats and serve as a refueling site for migrating cranes Grus grus (up to 12% of the flyway population). Ramsar site no. 1259. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Castilla-La Mancha

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Reserva Natural
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    20-12-2002

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