Orange River Mouth
- Site number:744
- Area:500 ha
- Designation date:23-08-1995
- Coordinates:28°40'S 16°30'E
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Orange River Mouth. 23/08/95; 500 ha; 28°40'S 016°30'E. Transborder site with South Africa. The sole perennial river in the region, it forms a linear oasis (floodplain) of islands and sand bars through an arid region. The site provides habitat for a variety of endemic plants and during the summer is the sixth richest wetland in southern Africa, in terms of bird numbers supported. The abundance of three species exceed 1% of their respective global populations. Restricted recreation takes place within the park. In surrounding areas, activities include diamond mining, irrigation, and large-scale water abstraction. Ramsar site no. 744. Most recent RIS information: 1995.
- National legal designation:
- National Park - Sperrgebiet National Park
- Last publication date:23-08-1995