Gran Humedal del Norte de Ciego de Ávila

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Gran Humedal del Norte de Ciego de Ávila

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  • Area: 
    226,875 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    22°19'N 78°28'W
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Gran Humedal del Norte de Ciego de Ávila. 18/11/02. Ciego de Ávila. 226,875 ha. 22°19'N, 078°29'W. Six Protected Areas within site. Occupies the northern part of the Ciego de Ávila province, spanning most of its coast, its immediate maritime zone, and adjacent islets. This wetland includes two unique coastal water reservoirs, Lagunas de la Leche and La Redonda, which feed the area's subterranean basins. The main vegetation types around the lagoons include marsh forests, marsh grasslands, and mangroves. The site is inhabited by large waterbird populations of greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) and double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus), as well as other more rare species such as darters (Anhinga anhinga) and West Indian whistling ducks (Dendrocygna arborea). The site's rich marine platform provides abundant fishing resources, while its scenic beauty has made it the country's third largest tourism area. Ramsar site no. 1235. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Ciego de Avila

  • National legal designation: 
    • Ecol.Res.
    • Manag.Plant Res.
    • Outstanding Natural Element
    • Wildl.Res.
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