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  • Country: 
    Costa Rica
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  • Area: 
    30,654 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    08°52'N 83°36'W
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Terraba-Sierpe. 11/12/95; Puntarenas; 30,654 ha; 08°52'N 083°36'W. Forest Reserve, National Wetland. The estuary of two rivers, adjacent lagoons, periodically inundated mangrove and "yolillo" palm swamp forest, sandy beaches and cliffs. Supports 55 species of fish, several commercial shellfish species, numerous bird species, mammals and reptiles. Human activities within the site consist of extraction of mangroves for fuel and tannins, traditional fishing, clam and crab harvesting. Ramsar site no. 782. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

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