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Nature Classroom

The Classroom of Nature is an installation of the municipality of Catral created with the purpose of promoting the enjoyment and knowledge of this enclave of great natural wealth located within the protection zone of the Natural Park of “El Hondo”.

“El Hondo” is considered the second most important wetland in the Valencian Community, with an area of ​​2,387 hectares. It was declared a Protected Natural Site in 1988 and a Natural Park in 1994, in order to preserve the natural, ecological and landscape values ​​of the area and combine them with the traditional activities and uses of the area. It has been included in the list of the RAMSAR International Convention on Wetlands and Waterfowl since 1990, (which aims to prevent the disappearance and ensure the conservation of the flora and fauna of wetlands), as well as in Directive 94/43 / CEE of Habitats, forming part of the Natura 2000 Network, as a Site of Community Importance (SCI) according to directive 92/43 / EEC and, Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA) directive 79/409, whose objective is the conservation and proper management of all birds that live in the wild in the community territory.

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