The Saladar : The salt lake of Jandia


While it almost sounds like a paradox to call Fuerteventura Wetlands. After the unusual rainfall in the winter, Fuerteventura may look even more humid habitats, enliven the flora and fauna. Hundreds of birds live permanently or in transit in those areas. “With the rain, the ponds are filled exceptionally well. The many species of birds that live here can look forward to a particularly good food supply. This will increase the willingness hatching this year, definitely, “said the Environmental Protection Officer Natalia Evora. Species live in the pools, such as the Ruddy Shelduck, the stilt, the common coot, or the snowy plover.

The living and growing in the wetlands will now also experience the students live on the island. Therefore, in the course of February, all schools and communities organized excursions to the wetlands.

The Saladar Jandia

The Saladar Jandia, officially known as beach scrub, is a very rare type of ecosystem that exists only in some particularly favorable sites, mainly on the islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. The Saladar Jandia is protected since 1987, a Site of Scientific since 1994, a Site of Community Importance (SCI) since 2000 and the only wetland in the Canary Islands on the List of Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention since October 24, 2002 .

The salt lake in Jandia is right on the Playa de Morro Jable Matorral. The Saladar, as the salt lake is called, is since 2002 part of the International Convention on wetlands, Ramsar. The Ramsar Convention on 2 Launched in February 1971. It provides the international protection of water-rich ecosystems, aquatic birds and mammals that live in these areas. Since then, the 40 anniversary of the international day of wetlands will be celebrated.

This wetland is almost the only representation of halophytic shrub ecosystem known as thermo-existent in the biogeographic region of Macaronesia insular Europe, with an approximate than 1,270,000 square meters. It also has a number of native plants and a number of endemic invertebrates, and seasonally spend increasingly less often, a number of species of migratory birds, Montse regrets Martin, spokesman for the Greens. The measures proposed by the party consist of removing the sand barrier that prevents the passage of sea water to salt marsh and prevent the installation of beds and windbreaks on the beach and raise prohibit passage through the interior of the salt marsh.

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