- Salina Resort

This site does not have a place name, therefore, the name of the adjacent hotel was given to the site. The site is defined by the topography. To the west of the site, there is a hotel and the access road to the hotel’s back-of-house, and to the east there is unused land with traces of old quarrying.In the past the watercourse area included a sewerage pump station (1968 survey sheet). The Coast Road creates a barrier between the site and the sea. There are two pipes that seem to connect the site to the sea. Water originates from the Għallis area and from tubes channelling water collected from the hotel / hotel area. The site is in a highly degraded condition and is dominated by Arundo donax. The edges of the watercourse include Ceratonia siliqua and ornamental species that likely invaded from the hotel’s grounds.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: Marine/Coastal
Wetland type: Natural
Wetland area: 0.30 Ha
Hydrological interaction: -  
Water salinity: Brackish (5.0-18.0 g/l)
Type of fresh water input: Torrent / Stream - Unconfined aquifer
Surface water runoff Other
Open water area (%): < 5
Hydroperiod: Unknown
Geographic information
Census district: Northern
Island: Malta
Local council: In-Naxxar
Longitude: 14.428690 East
Latitude: 35.948350 North
Wetland condition
Wetland status (MEDWET): 5 - Original habitats/landform totally changed
Ramsar wetland type
Type Coverage (%)
F -- Estuarine waters; permanent water of estuaries and estuarine systems of deltas
Property status
Wetland values
110 Wildlife habitat
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
010 = Habitat conservation Low
Activities on catchment area
Activity Intensity
010 = Habitat conservation Low
100 = Cultivation Low
110 = Use of pesticides Low
120 = Fertilisation Low
130 = Irrigation Low
170 = Animal breeding Medium
402 = discontinuous urbanisation High
502 = roads motorways High
Impact Intensity
HF- = Habitat fragmentation Low
HL- = Habitat loss
Vegetation types
Type Coverage (%)
Emergent > 95
Shrubby / Arborescent
Species Presence status References
Arundo donax
Ceratonia siliqua
Ficus carica