Réserve sous-marine du Larvotto

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Réserve sous-marine du Larvotto

  • Country: 
    Monaco
  • Site number: 
    918
  • Area: 
    23 ha
  • Designation date: 
    20-08-1997
  • Coordinates: 
    43°45'N 07°26'E
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Overview

Réserve sous-marine du Larvotto et zone côtière du Portier. 20/08/97; 10 ha; 43°44'N 007°26'E. Rocky coastal zone with rocky bottom to a depth of 10m in the western part; in the eastern part, beaches and artificial rocky protective works, and important seagrass beds of Posidonia oceanica, cited as one of Ramsar's "under-represented types". Qualifies for the List under the fish criterion (criterion 7), as the area shelters numerous species and constitutes a very important spawning ground. Development projects exist near the western part, but the protected beaches are used only for recreational activities; the coastal waters of the Reserve are off-limits to tourism, but serve as a site for limited environmental education and as a base for numerous scientific studies. Ramsar site no. 918. Most recent RIS information: 2000.

Administrative region: 
Monaco

  • National legal designation: 
    • Aire marine protégée
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2000

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