The National Park of Las Tablas de Daimiel
is one of the most unique and valuable wetlands in the Iberian Peninsula.
Declared a Biosphere Reserve
by UNESCO, this extraordinary reserve of water and flora is home to thousands of waterfowl, some of them in serious danger of extinction.
Its fragile ecosystem
, threatened by drought and over-exploitation of groundwater, depends on the brackish waters of the Guadiana river and the freshwaters of the Cigüela, both symbols of the region of La Mancha.
This vast wetland is the last that remains in Spain of the great water tables. In the past, in the central plain of the Iberian Peninsula, these wetlands were common, formed by the overflowing rivers. Now they have practically disappeared. We have made them disappear. Only Daimiel is left.