Ilots Tinhosas

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Ilots Tinhosas

  • Country: 
    Sao Tome and Principe
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  • Area: 
    23 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    01°22'N 07°17'E
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Ilots Tinhosas. 21/08/06; 23 ha; 01°22'N 007°18'E. Two small rocky islands, Tinhosa Grande (20 ha) and Tinhosa Pequena (3 ha), unvegetated and uninhabited by humans, lying between Sao Tome and Principe about 22km south-southwest of the latter. The site supports an important community of seabirds and serves as a reproduction site for more than 300,000 migratory waterbirds, including Brown Gannet (Sula fusca), Sooty Tern (Sterna fuliginosa), Brown and Black Noddy, and in lesser numbers, Yellow-billed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). Ramsar site no. 1632. Most recent RIS information: 2006 (unofficial).

Administrative region: 
Tinhosa Grande / Tinhosa Pequena

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