Ile Blanche

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Ile Blanche

  • Country: 
    Guinea
  • Site number: 
    618
  • Area: 
    10 ha
  • Designation date: 
    23-06-1993
  • Coordinates: 
    09°26'N 13°46'W
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Overview

Ile Blanche. 23/06/93; 10 ha; 09°26'N 013°46'W. A rocky sand covered islet. Unusual for the occurrence of coral and rare fish species. The last substantial refuge in Guinea for Lepidochelys olivacea, which reproduce here. Sea turtles are among the rare and endangered species and are hunted. Clandestine collection of coral and turtle eggs occurs. Home to shipwrecks, the area is used for water sports and traditional rituals. Ramsar site no. 618.

  • National legal designation: 
    • none
  • Last publication date: 
    23-06-1993

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