The Fondo Nature Park

The Fondo Nature Park

Drainage work and landfills carried out in the 18th century by the clergy (Cardinal Belluga) reduced the original expanse of this large lagoon, known as the Albufera d'Elx. Today, the remains of the original area comprise Les Salines de Santa Pola, and El Fondo (the Deep), which, in combination with the La Mata and Torrevieja lagoons, form a triangular wetland zone of great importance due to its unique plant and fish life. The Fondo Nature Park extends from the municipal limits of Elx and Crevillent, and includes a variety of eco-systems, depending on the degree of humidity and the water quality. The Fondo marshlands have both ecological and agricultural value, as the water is used for controlled irrigation purposes. There is a Nature Park Information Centre at Crevillent (Finca el Rincón Azarbe de Afuera), tel. 96 667 85 15.

 

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