Saturday, 31 May 2014

New Ramsar site for Andorra

Parque Natural Comunal de los Valles del Comapedrosa is to become Andorra’s third Ramsar site and bring the total area of Ramsar Sites in Andorra to 6,870 hectares. 

The site (1,543 hectares) is located at the headwaters of the Arinsal basin and comprises of 74 high mountain wetlands, including permanent rivers and streams, freshwater springs, small glacial lakes and non-forested peatlands, They provide an important concentration of biodiversity and water reservoir within the Alpine biogeographic region and support numerous endemic Pyrenean species, as well as threatened flora and fauna.

The park has visitor facilities such as a viewpoint at Roc de la Sabina, interpretative trails and an extensive network of footpaths. 

Sites are recognised by the Ramsar Convention Secretariat as a Wetland of International Importance and that the country’s commitment to maintain the ecological character of them. 

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