This species of fish, that lives in marsh areas, is gravely endangered due to the drought in this area but also because of the human urbanisation of their habitatat as well as the introduction by man of the gambusia. In the Pletera Marsh in l’Estartit, around 2 km from the campsite, lives the country’s biggest population of Fartets.
Twenty years ago 15 of those fish were introduced in a pond belonging to the group Mascort. The pond recently underwent some refurbishment which is how we discovered the population of fartets has now reached 150.000.
In order to protect the fish they have been temporarily transferred to one of the swimming pools on site where they will stay until April. They will then be reintroduced to the new Lagoons of La Pletera.
The LifePletera project has become a driving force in the protection of this species in Catalonia.