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Wetlands of mulberry trees, one step for the 'Ramsar' (02/02/2010)

The Mulberry, in Mazarrón, face the final stretch in the coming months will be declared wetlands of international importance, ie the height shall be on natural parks of emblematic Doñana Daimiel tables, published today by the newspaper La Verdad Murcia.

Wetlands of Moreras found in the town of Mazarrón and cover an area of 58.6 hectares.

There are three lakes located in the bed of the ravine of the mulberry trees that permanently store water for the contributions of a plant, the Virgen del Milagro.

This area has become a place of great importance for wintering, migration and reproduction of about 40 species of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and small size, such as cormorants or herons buayeras.

The flora is one of the highlights where wormwoods abound, the palm, esparto, the dawn or thyme.

This unique area was declared a protected landscape in 1992 and it is the site of the lead head, casting Leño Cala Roman quarries of gypsum and Coto Fortuna and mining for the extraction of iron.

Since 1982, included more than 60 Spanish wetlands in the Ramsar Convention, among which is the Mar Menor and its surroundings since 1994.

The region has a large amount of wetlands that serve as nesting and shelter for numerous birds.

The biological richness of these areas makes them worthy of programs or forms of protection to safeguard the future of these habitats and species.

For this reason, the Wetlands Committee agreed to request that the lakes of the Moreras be included in the Ramsar List.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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