Sand Dunes encroaching on Pine Trees (Pinus sp.) & Marram Grass (Ammophila arenaria)
These are mobile sand dunes within the National Park. Initially formed on the beach the southwesterly winds pile up small mounds of sand around an obstacle or plant which as it accumulates becomes unstable and is progressively blown inland forming larger and larger dunes
Doñana National & Natural Park. Huelva Province, Andalusia. SPAIN
1969 - Set up as a National Park
1981 - Biosphere Reserve
1982 - Wetland of International Importance, Ramsar
1985 - Special Protection Area for Birds
1994 - World Heritage Site, UNESCO.
The marshlands in particular are a very important area for the migration, breeding and wintering of European and African birds. It is also an area of old cultures, traditions and human uses - most of which are still in existance.
Mission: Iberian Lynx, May 2009
© Pete Oxford / Wild Wonders of Europe
Zaldumbide #506 y Toledo
La Floresta, Quito. ECUADOR