Doñana National Park
|Doñana National Park|
|Location||Huelva, Seville and Cádiz provinces - Andalusia, Spain|
|Area||543 km2 (209.65 sq mi)|
|Visitors||392,958 (in 2007)|
|Governing body||Andalusian Autonomous Government|
|Criteria||vii, ix, x|
|Designated||1994 (18th session)|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Designated||May 4, 1982 |
Doñana National Park is a natural reserve in southern Spain. It is in Andalusia, in the provinces of Huelva and Seville. It is in Las Marismas, where the Guadalquivir River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The park covers 543 square kilometres (209.65 sq mi). Of that area, 135 square kilometres (52.12 square miles) are protected. The park has marshes, shallow streams, and sand dunes. It was named as a nature reserve in 1969. The World Wildlife Fund and the Spanish government bought a section of marshes to protect it. The eco-system has been in danger from draining the marshes, using river water to irrigate land along the coast, and making tourist facilities bigger. The park is named after Doña Ana de Silva y Mendoza, the wife of Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia.
References[change | change source]
- "Ramsar List". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
- WWF (April 2011). "For a living planet" (PDF). Gland, Switzerland: WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund). pp. 18–19. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 21, 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- "Lista de 100 finalistas de Nuestros 12 Tesoros de España". Sobreturismo.es. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
Other websites[change | change source]
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