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  • Country: 
    Sri Lanka
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    6,210 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    06°10'N 81°12'E
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Bundala. 15/06/90; Southern Province; 6,210 ha; 06°10'N 081°12'E. Flora and Fauna Sanctuary. Four shallow, brackish lagoons and saltpans interconnected by channels with associated marshes, dunes and scrub. It is the most important wintering site in southern Sri Lanka for migratory shorebirds, regularly holding over 15,000 individuals of various species, and provides habitat for rare and threatened waterbird species. Human activities include commercial salt extraction, subsistence fishing, wildlife tourism, livestock grazing, and firewood collection. Ramsar site no. 487. Most recent RIS information: 1990.

Administrative region: 
Southern Province

  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
    • sanctuary
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