La Vasière des Badamiers

La Vasière des Badamiers (vu du Nord-Ouest)
La Vasière des Badamiers (vu depuis l'intérieur du site)
La Vasière des Badamiers (vu depuis le côté Nord-Est)

La Vasière des Badamiers

  • Country: 
    France (outre-mer)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    125 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    12°46'S 45°16'E
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The site is a shallow mudflat with a high tidal range, regulated by the hydrological flows associated with the tides. It lies adjacent to a lagoon area which is unique in Mayotte, and has a strong heritage and ecological value: it is a highly productive, diversified ecosystem, serving as a refuge, breeding and feeding ground for numerous waterbirds and seabirds, as well as for juvenile fish, turtles and more. The critically endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata) and the endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas) are found. The Site is internationally important for the migration of the lesser crested tern (Thalasseus bengalensis), as well as for the presence of several species endemic to the Comoros Islands and Madagascar, such as the endangered Madagascar heron (Ardea humbloti) and the spider Idioctis intertidalis which lives in the intertidal zone. The mudflat is ecologically sensitive and plays an important role as a receptacle and purifier of terrestrial and urban effluents, filtering water before it reaches the lagoon and controlling the terrigenous sedimentation that can affect the lagoon. Siltation, coastal erosion and urban development threaten the Site.

Administrative region: 

  • National legal designation: 
    • Conservatoire du Littoral
    • Zone de Préemption des Espaces Naturels Sensibles
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