Wildlife Refuge of Laguna de Sariñena. Natural Protected Spaces in Aragon. Nature of Aragon.

Wildlife Refuge of Laguna de Sariñena. Natural Protected Spaces in Aragon. Aragon.

Nature of Aragon in English

Protection Name and Figure:

Wildlife Refuge of Laguna de Sariñena. Declared by Decree 70/1995, of April 4, of the Diputacion General de Aragon.
Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA), according to Directive 79/409 / EEC.

Municipal Terms:



604 hectares.


Between 280 meters and 300 meters.

Main Species:

Marsh Harrier, Common Gosling, Mallard, Lapwing, Common Teal, Great Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Black-headed Gull, Purple Heron and Great Crested Grebe.


In the Monegros Oscenses, between the basins of the Alcanadre and Flumen rivers, there is a wide extension of endorheic water: the Laguna de sariñena. An extremely arid climate with scarce rainfall and an intense summer evaporation, have caused an accumulation of salts both in the water and in the surrounding lands, favoring the presence of a rich halophilous vegetation -like salicornias and bogs- in its vicinity.

The irrigation during the 70s around the lagoon, caused the elevation of the water level and a change in the saline concentration of the waters that modified its natural environment. To solve this, a group of researchers from the CSIC and several naturalists proposed the construction of a drainage channel around the lagoon that would guarantee a similar level of water throughout the year. As a consequence of this, at present a ring of reed surrounds the lagoon and numerous species of bird anity in it, being one of the most important areas for birds in Aragon.

Other Protected Natural Spaces in Aragon:

Also Aragon enjoys a diverse and varied Nature where passing by plants, animals, Geology, or landscapes we can arrive at a fantastic bestiary that lives in its monuments.

The information will not be complete without a stroll by its three provinces, with shutdown in some of its spectacular landscapes like Ordesa, the Moncayo, Monegros or by opposition the Ebro.

Also you can dedicarte to the intangible ones: from the legend compilation that also does to universal Aragon.

Fauna | Flora | Geology | Fungi | Water
Landscapes | Monegros | Moncayo | Ebro | Ordesa
Bestiary | Books | Buffon | Activities | Culturales | Zh2o | Photografies
Document | Nature in Aragon

The pasapues project is an extension of the Aragón project is like that, and tries to collect and relate all possible types of documentary information about Aragon: texts, books, articles, maps, illustrations, photographs, narrations, etc., and proceed to its publication and diffusion.

Wildlife Refuge of Laguna de Sariñena. Natural Protected Spaces in Aragon. Rivers, newts, vertebrates, animal kingdom, plants, fungi, landscapes, protected areas, fauna, zoology, ecology, water, humidity, earth, air

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