Lake Burullus

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Lake Burullus

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  • Area: 
    46,200 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    31°30'N 30°49'E
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Lake Burullus. 09/09/88; Kafr El Sheikh; 46,200 ha; 31°30'N 030°50'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. A shallow, saline lagoon containing numerous islands and islets connected with the sea by a narrow channel. The area provides important wintering, staging and breeding habitat for birds. The site is subject to a strong salinity gradient and suffers from the inflow of large amounts of water contaminated with fertilizers and pesticides causing nutrient-enrichment. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 1991. Ramsar site no. 408. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

Administrative region: 
Kafer El Sheikh

  • National legal designation: 
    • protected area - Lake Burullus Protected Area
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