Jiwani Coastal Wetland

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Jiwani Coastal Wetland

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
  • Site number: 
    1066
  • Area: 
    4,600 ha
  • Designation date: 
    10-05-2001
  • Coordinates: 
    25°05'N 61°48'E
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Overview

Jiwani Coastal Wetland. 10/05/01; Balochistan; 4,600 ha; 25°05'N 061°48'E. Located along Gawater Bay around the delta of the Dasht River, a very significant area of mangrove forests extending westward to the Iranian frontier, contiguous with Iran's Govater Bay and Hur-e-Bahu Ramsar site. The site is a particularly important nesting ground for endangered Olive Ridley and Green turtles, especially at four moderately wide and gently sloping sandy beaches in the eastern part of the site. Fishing is the most important human activity, practiced by clans that have migrated from Iran and from farther east in Pakistan as well as descendants of traders and soldiers from North and East Africa and the Gulf. Provincial plans to grant fishing concessions to a US industrial fishing firm and offshore drilling rights to a foreign oil company are viewed with concern by conservation authorities. Ramsar site no. 1066. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Balochistan

  • National legal designation: 
    • none
  • Last publication date: 
    10-05-2001

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