Ile Alcatraz

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Ile Alcatraz

  • Country: 
    Guinea
  • Site number: 
    571
  • Area: 
    1 ha
  • Designation date: 
    18-11-1992
  • Coordinates: 
    10°38'N 15°23'W
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Overview

Ile Alcatraz. 18/11/92; Kamsar, Boke; 1 ha; 10°38'N 015°23'W. Shallow marine waters, sandy intertidal zones, and two small islands. The larger (Ile Alcatraz) is rocky, devoid of vegetation and covered by a thick layer of guano, providing nesting habitat for the largest colony (3,000 pairs) of Sula leucogaster in West Africa. Ile de Naufrage, a low sand bank, remains uncovered at high tide, providing a roost for 6 species of terns. Surrounding waters support dolphins and marine turtles. Ramsar site no. 571. Most recent RIS information: 1990.

Administrative region: 
Kamsar,Boke

  • National legal designation: 
    • Sanctuary status
  • Last publication date: 
    18-11-1992

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