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  Brief description   The zonation divides the area in units aimed at the fulfilment of the objectives of the Biosphere Reserve, prescribing activities for the use of the natural resources in each zone. The criteria to designate the zones are representativeness, degree of disturbance, ecological vulnerability, land use etc. There are six core areas. The buffer zone contains restoration areas, salt extraction areas, farming and human settlements and two types of management practices, restricted use and moderate use of natural resources.

Climatic and hydrological monitoring resulting in information on ecosystem trends and health; Monitoring on aquatic and terrestrial birds as indicator species and to give an indication on the ecosystem health; Programme on the safeguarding of the American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber), with the restoration of nesting zones to strengthen the nesting colony of the area; Reforestation programme with native plants with the installation of areas to mitigate the deforestation caused by man or fires; Activities with local people to initiate new alternative economic activites such as ecotourism to improve the economy of the inhabitants.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   n.a.
  Biodiversity   n.a.
  Socio-economic   n.a.
  Integrated monitoring   n.a.

Last updated: 01/10/2007

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