An area of saltpans surrounded by artificial freshwater and brackish ponds with dense plant cover.
This is an important site for breeding and wintering waterbirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats come from the high hunting pressure, a central access road and urbanization along the beach zone. A management plan for the Natural Park has existed since 1994.
National High International High2,496 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Salinas de Santa Pola, 2,496 ha). 2,496 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Salinas de Santa Pola, 2,496 ha). 2,496 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Salinas de Santa Pola, 2,496 ha).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Santa Pola salt-pans. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2019.