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In Tepilora Park the 9th Ramsar site in sardinia

The mouth of the Rio Posada in the Tepilora Park has effectively become a protected area recognized by the Ramsar convention, also thanks to the help of the MEDSEA foundation which provided technical support for the accreditation process.

This site has been recorded as 171th Ramsar area in the Mediterranean and 2452th worldwide and has been recently listed in the Ramsar website. With the RAMSAR recognition of the wetlands of the Tepilora Park, the wetlands of international relevance in Sardinia rise to a total of 9. This site, quite unique on the east coast of Sardinia, is a rare example of a mouth river with a high degree of naturalness in the Mediterranean basin, not having been impacted by large water regulation interventions.

The new Ramsar area includes the last stretch of the Posada River, its floodplains, small side rivers, oxbow lakes and a sandy coastal lagoon. It hosts protected species such as: the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis orbicularis), the European kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and the dwarf bittern (Ixobrychus minutus).

"MEDSEA collaborated with pleasure to achieve this great result by fulfilling the Ramsar Forms together and providing all documentations with the Tepilora Regional Park and the Ministry of the Environment", Manuela Puddu of the MEDSEA Foundation explains.

More information at http://www.tepilorapark.it/pagina.php?id=55.

 

Cover pics © Tepilora-Parco-Naturale-Regionale

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