Nurri Lagoon

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Nurri Lagoon

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    2,540 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    24°30'N 68°46'E
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Nurri Lagoon. 10/05/01. Sindh. 2,540 ha. 24°30'N 068°47'E. A very shallow brackish lagoon with barren mudflats on the northern side. The site has consistently recorded very large concentrations of migratory waterbirds on a seasonal basis. Salinity and sedimentation are increasing due to the intrustion of the sea in this area. The privately-owned land provides livelihood to about 3,000-4,000 people in surrounding villages, chiefly through fisheries. Invasive species, such as Typha and occasionally Tamarix, are seen to be hindering the growth and diversity of native flora, and population pressures, including accelerating agricultural and industrial pollution, offer challenges. Ramsar site no. 1069. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Sindh Province

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