GOZ017 - Ta' Berrini Pond


Ta’ Berrini Pond is a pond, located in western Gozo, between Santa Luċija and Ta’ Kerċem. This pond covers an area of approximately 1,090m2. The pond is not accessible to the public as it is located behind privately-owned property with no alternative pathways. Industrial and abandoned buildings occupy the north and eastern areas of the pond, whilst agricultural land occupies the south and west. Due to agricultural land being so close, it is likely the pond is being used for the irrigation of these fields. The site is not protected by any legislation

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: Inland
Wetland type: Artificial
Wetland area: 0.10 Ha
Hydrological interaction: -  
Water salinity: Fresh (< 0.5 g/l)
Type of fresh water input: Catchment area (precipitation)
Surface water runoff Other
Open water area (%): 76 - 95
Hydroperiod: Unknown
Geographic information
Census district: Gozo and Comino
Island: Gozo
Local council: Ta' Kercem
Longitude: 14.222250 East
Latitude: 36.044490 North
Biological significance
Biological significance: Low
Ramsar wetland type
Type Coverage (%)
6 -- Water storage areas; reservoirs/barrages/dams/impoundments (generally over 8 ha)
Property status
Ecosystem services
Type of ecosystem service Ecosystem service Scale of Βenefit (%) Importance
Cultural services Cultural heritage
Provisioning services Food
Provisioning services Fresh water
Supporting services Provision of habitat
Regulatory services Water regulation
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
020 = Resource conservation High
130 = Irrigation Medium
Activities on catchment area
Activity Intensity
100 = Cultivation Medium
110 = Use of pesticides Medium
120 = Fertilisation Medium
130 = Irrigation Medium
402 = discontinuous urbanisation Low
412 = industrial stockage Medium
502 = roads motorways High
Impact Intensity
EE- = Increase of economic potential High
ES- = Increase in water supply Medium
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution
PP- = Pesticide pollution
Vegetation types
Type Coverage (%)
Shrubby / Arborescent < 5
Other 5 - 25