Codrington Lagoon

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Codrington Lagoon

  • Country: 
    Antigua and Barbuda
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    3,600 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    17°39'N 61°51'W
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Codrington Lagoon. 02/06/05. Barbuda; 3,600 ha; 17°39'N 061°51'W. National Park. A relatively well-flushed and healthy ecosystem, comprising mangroves, seagrass beds, algal mats, tidal and mud flats, beaches and coral reefs, supporting a diversity of marine species such as juvenile lobster, reef fish, sea turtles (including endangered Hawksbill and Leatherback turtles), and marine mammals, as well as nesting sea birds. The site includes the entire western and northwestern section of Barbuda near Codrington, the only town on the island. The lagoon is one of the island's greatest economic assets as it supports a thriving lobster fishery and an expanding tourism market that is largely centered on the nesting colony of frigate birds. Sea level rise and salt water intrusion of aquifers are foreseen as potential threats to the ecological character. Ramsar site no. 1488. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • National Park - The Lagoon National Park
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