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MPA's for the country Spain
MPA Site Name  Designation * international Designation 
Status 
 
Date 
Designated 
Total Area 
(km2
Acantilados Maro Cerro Gordo Natural Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 18.15
Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Integral Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 8.500
Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Nature Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 48.24
Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 47.84
Archipiélago de Cabrera National Park (State Network)
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 97.15
Arrecife Barrera de Posidonia Natural Monument
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 10.80
Bahía de Cádiz Nature Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 96.62
Bahía de Cádiz Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 100.0
Bahia de Palma Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1982 23.94
Cabo de Gata-Nijar Nature Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 260.0
Cabo de Gata-Nijar Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997
Cabo de Palos Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 18.98
Cabo de San Antonio Marine Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 9.670
Cap de Creus Regional Natural Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 138.9
Complejo de Corrubedo Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 5.500
Complejo intermareal Umia-Grove Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 25.61
Delta de l'Ebre Nature Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 84.45
Delta del Ebro Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 77.36
Doñana National Park (State Network)
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 507.2
Doñana Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 507.2
Doñana National Park World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 507.2
EI Estrecho Natural Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 92.47
Els Freus Nature Area of Special Interest
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 2.120
Es Trenc-Salobrar de Campos Nature Area of Special Interest
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 14.93
Frente Litoral Algeciras-Tarifa Protected Marine Zone
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 191.3
Freus d'Eivissa Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 136.2
Gaztelugatxe Protected Biotope
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 1.580
Ibiza World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 85.64
Illa del Toro Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2004 1.360
Illes Malgrats Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2004 0.890
Illes Medes Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 5.128
Isla de Alborán Marine Reserve / Fishery Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 4,261
Isla de Menorca Biosphere Reserve Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 700.0
Isla de Tabarca Marine Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 14.63
Isla de Tagomago National Game Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Islas Chafarinas National Hunting Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1982 3.691
Islas Cíes Nature Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 4.330
Islas Columbretes Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 44.00
Islas Medas Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 5.510
Islas Sisargas Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.950
Islas Vedra y Vedranell National Game Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Islotes y Famara Nature Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 89.29
Jandía Nature Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 143.2
Laguna y arenal de Valdoviño Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 2.550
Lagunas de la Mata y Torrevieja Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 37.00
Mar Menor Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 149.3
Marismas de Santoña Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 69.07
Marismas de Santoña y Noja Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 35.00
Marismas del Odiel Natural Landscape
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 71.85
Marismas del Odiel Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 71.85
Masia Blanca Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 2.800
Migjorn de Mallorca Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 223.3
Norte de Menorca Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 51.19
Prat de Cabanes - Torreblanca Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 8.120
Reserva de la Biosfera de Doñana Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 772.6
Reserva de la Biosfera de las Marismas del Odiel Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 87.28
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 225.0
Ria de Mundaka-Guernika Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 9.450
Ría del Eo Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 17.40
Rias de Ortigueira y Ladrido Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 29.20
Sa Punta de n'Amer Nature Area of Special Interest
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 2.030
Saladar de Jandía Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 1.270
S'Albúfera des Grau Nature Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 33.32
Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 16.40
Salinas de Santa Pola Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 24.96
Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Natural Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 136.8
Ses Negres Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 0.420
Ses Salines de Ibiza Nature Area of Special Interest
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 10.76
Tabarca Marine Reserve
Barcelona Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 14.63
Tarifa Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.180
Txingudi Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 1.280







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