Wetland of international importance and designated as such under the “RAMSAR CONVENTION”, and likewise protected as a Natural Park, and declared by an European Union Directive as an Important Area for Birds (IBAs).
The park has an area of 2,470 hectares located in the coastal area of the Bay of Santa Pola.
From the end of the 19th Century, the salt-works have made it possible to preserve the Salt Lakes, wetlands protected as a Nature Reserve and declared “Region of Special importance for Bird life” where the flamingo and Stilts are regular residents.
Its dynamics consist of circulating sea water ponds for salt concentration by evaporation.
The birds feed on the fish and invertebrates whilst the salt production benefits from the mineral wealth provided by the birds.