Booby Pond and Rookery

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Booby Pond and Rookery

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Overseas territories)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    82 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    19°40'N 80°03'W
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Booby Pond & Rookery. 21/09/94; Cayman Islands; 82 ha; 19°40'N 080°04'W. The site is a representative example of a coastal, landlocked, mangrove-fringed saline lagoon system of a kind that is widespread among low-lying islands in the region. It contains a breeding colony of approximately 7,000 Red-footed Boobies (Sula sula) which accounts for at least 30% of the total Caribbean population. Human activities include tourism, fishing, and hunting. Ramsar site no. 702.

Administrative region: 
Little Cayman,Cayman Islands

  • National legal designation: 
    • animal sanctuary
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