The area belongs to the estuaries of the wetland system "Mesolonghi - Achelous - Evinos", areas where rich flora and fauna can be found. It is one of the most important habitats of Greece protected by the RAMSAR Treaty. The same region and the mountains to the north and east of Mesolonghi and Arakynthos Varasova, have been characterized as protected areas in the context of NATURA 2000. This is also a very important wetland for birds (amongst the 11 considered of international importance by the Treaty RAMSAR). Migratory birds use the lagoon for rest and refueling station, while the area has seen over 200 different species, of which 70 are rare or endangered. The most rare and highly protected slender gull and also the famous wild ducks in the region are included amongst these species.
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