GOZ031 - Ta' Golin


Ta' Ġolin is an artificially constructed pond, located in south-eastern Gozo, within the village of Għajnsielem. The pond covers an approximate area of 1,215m2. The site is accessible from a surfaced road, however, it is located on privately-owned land. The site is predominantly surrounded by agricultural land, however, no pipelines were visible. A bird hide is located close to the pond and therefore it is possible that the pond is being used for hunting activities. Arundo donax and Eucalpytus camaldulensis are present within the site basin. 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 (%): 26 - 50
Hydroperiod: Permanent
Geographic information
Census district: Gozo and Comino
Island: Gozo
Local council: Ghajnsielem and Comino
Longitude: 14.279050 East
Latitude: 36.020810 North
Biological significance
Biological significance: Low
Ramsar wetland type
Type Coverage (%)
2 -- Ponds; includes farm ponds, stock ponds, small tanks; (generally below 8 ha)
Property status
Ecosystem services
Type of ecosystem service Ecosystem service Scale of Βenefit (%) Importance
Provisioning services Food
Provisioning services Fresh water
Cultural services Recreation and tourism
Regulatory services Water regulation
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
020 = Resource conservation High
130 = Irrigation High
230 = Hunting High
701 = water pollution High
Activities on catchment area
Activity Intensity
100 = Cultivation High
110 = Use of pesticides High
120 = Fertilisation High
130 = Irrigation High
230 = Hunting High
502 = roads motorways High
701 = water pollution High
Impact Intensity
EB- = Increase in aesthetic qualities High
EE- = Increase of economic potential High
ES- = Increase in water supply High
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution High
PP- = Pesticide pollution
Vegetation types
Type Coverage (%)
Emergent < 5
Shrubby / Arborescent < 5
Other 51 - 75
Species Presence status References
Arundo donax
Eucalyptus sp.