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Humid Zones - Gallocanta. Wildlife Refuge. Natural Protected Spaces in Aragon. Zaragoza, Teruel

They abound, in the barren landscape of the level Earth, the endorreicas lagoons - formed by underground waters -, next to artificial dams, all with abundant fauna.


Between all the dams of Aragon they emphasize the Marsh of the Sotonera, next to Huesca, where 6,000 are concentrated grullas in season and is in addition sport center; and the Monopoly of Alcañiz, old 875,000 salty lagoon of m2, with anades and esteparias birds.


Separate mention deserves the greater Spanish esteparia lagoon (6,720 have).
It is located in UNDER of the province of Zaragoza, next to Daroca and 1,000 m.s of altitude.
Every winter concentrates up to 100,000 birds, being the point of more important appointment of grullas of Europe.
Diverse species of ducks and ánades as well as of other aquatic birds. Esteparias birds and rapaces.
Such wealth turns to the lagoon of Gallocanta in one of the more important ornithological paradises of Europe the present time.

National refuge of Hunting.

The General Delegation of Aragón establecio by Decree of 2 of May of 1985 the National Refuge of the Lagoon of Gallocanta with object to equip with an effective legal protection the valuable ecological resources of this privileged person nails natural. It includes all the ample peripheral land strip located between the border of the lagoon and the highways of local or regional importance that connect the ribereños towns.

Gallocanta Lagoon
Gallocanta Lagoon.

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