Demo-Site 11

La Pletera, Torroella de Montgrí (Girona)

Pondscape description

  • Landscape area
  • 0.6 km2
  • Number of Ponds
  • 20
  • Ponds included in the stratified sampling (WP2)
  • 0
  • Pond sizes (m2)
  • 100 to 3600
  • Pond depth (m)
  • 0 to 4
  • Pond age (years)
  • 3 to natural
  • Country
  • Spain
  • Name of the Pondscape
  • La Pletera
  • Name of neighboring large zone town
  • Torroella de Montgrí (Girona)
  • Bioclimatic zone
  • Mediterranean
  • Land use
  • Coastal marshes


NBS for mitigation/adaptation to CC that can potentially be highlighted as a best-practice at the European or CELAC scale

La Pletera is a Mediterranean salt marsh affected by building works for a residential estate in the late 80s, and then discontinued in the 90s. A Life Nature restoration project was developed with the aim to recover the ecological values of the salt marsh and their effectiveness to buffer the effects of marine intrusion during sea storms. With this purpose, the remaining urban features (promenade, accesses, filling material, breakwaters, and debris) were dismantled and substituted by a coastal ecosystem. Nowadays, the system is formed by several confined coastal lagoons surrounded by salt marsh vegetation, separated from the sea by a well‐constituted dune. Some featured species such as the endemic fish Aphanius iberus appear in the zone.


Scientific and dissemination publications dealing with La Pletera restoration