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The Murcia Region’s contribution to the Natura 2000 Network

ABSTRACT
The Murcia Region is a crossroads in which the eastern Spanish coastal areas meet the semi-arid and sub-desert zones of the southeast of the peninsula, whilst in interior of the region is affected by the La Mancha climate and the north-east by the proximity of the high Baetic mountains.
This as a biogeographical crossroads is combined with a diversity of ambients determined by the range of altitude differences, which allows for the existence of a great variety of different types of fauna and botanical species, some of which are of extraordinary ecological value due their being endemisms that are exclusive to the southeast of the peninsula and to the north of Africa.
The Region covers more than one million hectares, in which we can find more than 2000 vegetable taxons, 369 vertebrate taxons, over 600 species of butterfly and a specific and genetic diversity that includes 105 species of fruit-bearing plants and more than 730 cultivated varieties. This ecological diversity is reflected in the many degrees of local, national and international protection that cover our region's natural spaces.
Sierra de Revolcadores
Isla Grosa
Salinas de Marchamalo
Rebaño de ovejas
Alondra de Dupont (Chersophilus duponti)
Gaviota de Audouin (Larus Audouinii)
Sierra de Revolcadores
Melitaea phoebe
Curruca tomillera (Sylvia conspicillata)
Sierra Espuña
Calderón común (Globicephala melas)
Parque Regional Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar