Zones humides et marines de Saint-Martin

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Zones humides et marines de Saint-Martin

  • Pays: 
    France (outre-mer)
  • Numéro du site: 
    2029
  • Superficie: 
    2'996,7 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    27-10-2011
  • Coordonnées: 
    18°04'N 63°04'W
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Zones humides et marines de Saint-Martin. 27/10/11; Saint-Martin; 2,997 ha; 18°05'N 063°05'W. Protected Biotope, Nature Reserve. Shallow marine waters, sea grass beds, coral reefs, mangroves, lagoons and a network of 14 ponds dispersed throughout the French side of the island. The ponds are influenced by the sea and serve as feeding, breedig and wintering areas for as many as 85 bird species, many of them threatened and some endemic. The marine part of the site harbours most of the coral reef areas surrounding the island and is habitat to several endangered and critically endangered sea turtles such as Leatherback Dermochelys coriacea. It constitutes a feeding and spawning area for more than 100 species of fish and is also important as shelter, nursery and migration path. The site fulfills a diverse set of ecological functions like water flow regulation, oxygenation of water, stabilization and storm protection as well as the reduction of pollutant loads entering the Sea. The marine part of the site is used for recreational activities such as diving, sailing, kayaking and surfing. Threats include poaching, water pollution from sewage, and extreme weather events as well as increasing water temperatures. Ramsar Site no. 2029. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Région administrative: 
Saint-Martin

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • Arrêté de Protection de Biotope (APB)
    • Conservatoire du littoral
    • Réserve Naturelle Nationale (RNN) - Etang aux Poissons et les Salines d’Orient
  • Date de dernière publication: 
    01-01-2012

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