Lac Fitri

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Lac Fitri

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    195,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    12°49'N 17°30'E
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Lac Fitri. 13/06/90; Batha; 195,000 ha; 12°50'N 017°30'E. Biosphere Reserve. Fed by a catchment of approximately 70,000km² this Sahelian lake plays a vital role in the local economy, especially during periods of low rainfall. It supports a productive fishery and extensive seasonal grazing. Habitat is of international importance for wintering Palearctic waterbirds and as drought refuge for Afrotropical species and elephants. Ramsar site no. 486.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Biosphere reserve - Lac Fitri
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