Basse Vallée du Couffo, Lagune Côtiere, Chenal Aho, Lac Ahémé

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Basse Vallée du Couffo, Lagune Côtiere, Chenal Aho, Lac Ahémé

  • Country: 
    Benin
  • Site number: 
    1017
  • Area: 
    47,500 ha
  • Designation date: 
    24-01-2000
  • Coordinates: 
    06°30'N 02°00'E
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Basse Vallée du Couffo, Lagune Côtiere, Chenal Aho, Lac Ahémé. 24/01/00; 47,500 ha; 06°30'N 002°00'E. Comprising Lac Ahémé, some 24km in a north-south direction, the Kouffo River as it enters the lake near Bopa in the north, and the marshy areas extending ca.10km from the lake to the Atlantic Ocean. Main ecosystems include mangroves, swamp, flooded grassland, and artifical formations resulting from the coconut palm industry. Local fishery employs about 10,000 fishermen, and the harvesting of crabs and oysters is reserved exclusively for women. There is also significant production of salt and palm wine and culture of maïs and market garden products. Ramsar site no. 1017.

  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2001

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