Portugal names eleven Ramsar sites in the Azores

Volcanic-based wetlands of great beauty and importance.
The government of Portugal has brought its total number of Wetlands of International Importance to 28 by designating eleven new sites in its mid-Atlantic autonomous region of the Azores Archipelago. They include caldera lakes, geothermal springs and pools, mountain peatlands, and other wetland types on many of the nine islands of the group, as well as o­ne of its famous reefs. Brief Annotated Ramsar List descriptions have been prepared by Ramsar’s Monica Zavagli, João Mora Porteiro of the Universidade dos Açores, and Luis Costa, Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (BirdLife Portugal), with links to photos of all of the new sites.

Source: website of the Ramsar Convention

Updated on 10/7/2008 1:38:24 PM.