Refugio de Fauna Silvestre de Cuare

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Refugio de Fauna Silvestre de Cuare

  • Country: 
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
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  • Area: 
    12,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    10°54'N 68°19'W
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Cuare. 23/11/88; Falcón; 9,968 ha; 10°55'N 068°20'W. Wildlife Refuge. Added to the Montreux Record, 16 June 1993; removed from the Record, 7 August 1996. The site includes marine and inland habitats. The former are coral reefs, sandy beaches, mangrove stands, and scattered low forest. The latter, penetrated by a small gulf and a network of channels, includes mangrove and deciduous forests. The highly productive marshes support staging and wintering waterbirds, a rich flora and fauna, including commercially important fish, two species of marine turtles, and the endangered Crocodylus acutus. The site is of considerable archaeological interest. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 1991. Ramsar site no. 414. Most recent RIS information: 1991.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Refugio de Fauna
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