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  • Pays: 
    Côte d'Ivoire
  • Numéro du site: 
  • Superficie: 
    15'507 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
  • Coordonnées: 
    05°06'N 05°34'W
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Fresco.18/10/05; Sud-Bandama; 15,507 ha; 05°07'N 005°36'W. A coastal area demarcating the two different types of coastline in the country: west of Fresco the coastline is rocky, with cliffs alternating with beaches; east of the site, sandy beaches and dunes separate lagoons from the Atlantic, and the site includes both types of landscapes. It is an important nesting ground for turtle species like the loggerhead, leatherback, olive ridley and green turtles. It also hosts a number of endangered species like the manatee, forest and Nile crocodiles, the pygmy hippopotamus and several bird species. Some of these are migratory birds which have their nesting, feeding and/or resting grounds at the site: among them are Phalacrocorax africanus, Ardea purpurea, Nycticorax nycticorax and Butiroides striatus. The wetland maintains the area's hydrological balance by attenuating evaporation and recharging the groundwater level. On the social side, 15,000 people live around the wetland and local communities utilize 198 species of plants for alimentation, construction, firewood needs and other uses. Fishing, agriculture, shell collection, hunting and spiritual ceremonies also take place. Part of the site, at Port Gauthier, is a protected forest. An environmental education centre has been present since 2001. Ramsar site no. 1582. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Région administrative: 

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • Protected Forest
  • Date de dernière publication: 


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