The special protection for the birds (ZEPAs) was a marvellous way of understanding the conservation of the nature, because the birds are a group very sensitive to the human actions. Later, the LICs (Places of community interest) were added to them : spaces respected by the man where agricultural activity has shaped diverse and beautiful landscapes filled with animals and plants which depend on this traditional activities to survive. The decline of these former and traditional uses of the man makes that the persistence of some plants and animals will be in danger
In “Bajo Aragon” you can find ZEPAs and LICs like: “saladas” of Alcañiz and Calanda ( a small and salty pond) , the river basin of The Guadalope, the Bergantes and the Mezquin. Two different kinds of areas related to the river Ebro and to the Iberian Mountain Range.