Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site

Muni Lagoon
Muni Lagoon
Muni Lagoon
Muni Lagoon

Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site

  • Pays: 
    Ghana
  • Numéro du site: 
    563
  • Superficie: 
    9'461.1 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    14-08-1992
  • Coordonnées: 
    05°22'N 00°40'W
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The Muni-Pomadze is a coastal lagoon characterized by dunes, degraded mangrove forests, scrubland, farmland, coconut plantations and marshes which are subject to tidal and seasonal flooding. The Site supports an estimated population of 23,000 migratory waterbirds and is home to three species of sea turtle, the olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). It is also home to a rich and diverse range of butterflies, with around 75 species recorded. The Site plays an important role in the natural control and prevention of flooding in the area, in watershed protection and water purification, and attracts many birdwatchers and tourists. It is also a source of firewood, food (fish, bushmeat, fruit, snails) and medicinal herbs. The Site is part of the hunting grounds of the Effutu people during the annual Aboakyir festival. It is threatened by rapid urbanization, encroachment, commercial fishing and over-exploitation of firewood.

Région administrative: 
Central Region

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • forest reserve - Muni-Pomadze
  • Date de dernière publication: 
    08-05-2024

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