Buccoo Reef / Bon Accord Lagoon Complex

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Buccoo Reef / Bon Accord Lagoon Complex

  • Country: 
    Trinidad and Tobago
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  • Area: 
    1,287 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    11°10'N 60°57'W
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Buccoo Reef / Bon Accord Lagoon Complex. 08/07/05; Tobago; 1,287 ha; 11°10'N 060°57'W. Restricted Area (in the process of being designated as Environmentally Sensitive Area). Located on the southwestern coast of Tobago near Scarborough, this site contains several under-represented wetland types such as coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove forests. Endangered and vulnerable species in the area include various types of coral (Acropora palmata, Diploria labyrinthiformis, D. strigosa and Siderastrea siderea) as well as the critically endangered Hawkbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and at least 119 fish species. As the major tourist attraction in Tobago, the reef continues to be adversely affected by intense tourist activity and pollutant discharges. So far the restricted area status and existing management plan have been unable to prevent these impacts. Ramsar site no. 1496. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Restricted Area
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)