SOUTHERN SARDINIA AND ITS WETLANDS
Southern Sardinia is rich in wetlands of international renown, protected by the Ramsar Convention. These lagoons provide the ideal habitat for many different birds, some of them under protection as endangered species, some others now resident for the optimal climate conditions of the island.
The Molentargius and Santa Gilla lagoons
A few decades ago, flamingos started to nest here again, making this oasis their home place. Vast colonies of aquatic birds like egrets, avocets and stilts, hide in the marshes rich in salicornia and other arboreal species.
The Muravera lagoons
The wetlands of Colostrai and Feraxi are wide, romantic and rich in wildlife, a living proof of the biodiversity of this territory. The sanctuary hosts a naturalistic eco-museum and a center for environmental education.
The Nora lagoon is situated in Pula, on the south-western coast of Sardinia. The area of standing water is separated from the sea by the peninsula of Is Fradis Minoris, undisputed reign of ducks, little egrets, herons and the rare Audouin’s gull. In its waters, rich in eels, mullets, sea basses, seabreams, and gilt-head seabreams, traditional fishing is allowed respecting the natural cycle of the ecosystem, and providing sustainable economic activities as well as biodiversity protection. The area includes an Aquarium, a visitor center and a fishing tourism center. Info: www.lagunadinora.it