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Gaps in The Mulberry reach international interest (12/09/2008)

The Directorate General of the Environment has announced the approval of the National Wetlands Committee for the 'Lake of the Mulberry' to obtain the qualification of Wetlands of International Importance for their high environmental value.

The Mulberry, in Mazarrón, are formed by a lagoon system in the course of the avenue that bears the same name.

It has three areas that hold water permanently by the contributions of a modern sewage treatment plant.

On its banks are has developed an extensive mass of reeds and tamarisk and the head of the lakes are developed salt marshes, typical Spanish Mediterranean.

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.

In short, it is indescribable places for their great beauty in which the rich landscape of premium natural environment.

Currently in Spain, only 49 have this documentation wetlands, among which is the Mar Menor, one of the largest and most prominent.

With the inclusion of mulberry trees and Campotéjar, the Region of Murcia would have three wetlands of international interest.

The following steps will give the Directorate General of the Environment is developing a favorable report from the National Commission for Protection of Nature, the application of the agreement of the Council of Ministers and its publication in the Official Gazette.

The City Council has recently published a guide that reflects the diversity of bird species that inhabit the 'Lagunas de Las Moreras' citizens can pick up at the municipal offices.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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