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Environment

The Terres de l'Ebre Campus is located in an environment of stunning natural beauty that includes the Ebro Delta and the Tortosa-Beseit mountains. The Ebro Delta, which has a surface area of 320 km2, is the second most important humid zone in the western Mediterranean. Numerous natural habitats that are uncommon in the rest of Catalonia are to be found here: great salt-water or fresh-water lagoons (the Tancada and the Encanyissada, respectively), kilometres of beach with sand dunes (the Fangar) and salty wasteland, fresh-water springs (the Ullals), riverside woods, river islands, paddy fields and saltworks. It is also an ornithological paradise and has kilometres of beautiful, untamed beaches.

The Ports de Tortosa-Beseit are an extremely steep mountain range. The Montcaro is the highest peak of the massif and in the whole of the province of Tarragona, providing spectacular views of both the Pyrenees and the Balearic islands. The surprising, wild landscape of the Ports captivates both visitors and the people who live there, because it is a place where nature can still be enjoyed in its purest state.