Lagoa de Cufada

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Lagoa de Cufada

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    39,098 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    11°43'N 15°01'W
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Lagoa de Cufada. 14/05/90; Quinara; 39,098 ha; 11°43'N 015°02'W. Protected Area. A large, permanent, freshwater lake, with abundant aquatic vegetation and adjoining river floodplain. Includes two smaller lakes, seasonally flooded marshes, fringing mangroves, and extensive mudflats. A dozen small villages of several hundred people live within the site practicing traditional fishing and rice production. The site also supports crocodiles and hippopotamus. Surrounding areas have been cleared for banana and cashew production or exploited for wood. Large expanses of vegetation are burned annually to facilitate hunting and shifting rice cultivation. Ramsar site no. 469. Most recent RIS information: 1990.

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    • protected area - Lagoa de Cufada
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