Humedal Caribe Noreste

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Humedal Caribe Noreste

  • Country: 
    Costa Rica
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  • Area: 
    75,310 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    10°30'N 83°30'W
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Humedal Caribe Noreste. 20/03/96; Limón y Heredia; 75,310 ha; 10°30'N 083°30'W. The wetland includes lakes, grassmarshes, wooded swamps, gullies, streams and backwaters of large rivers as well as estuarine lagoons. The wetland area is the main stopover and entrance to Costa Rica for most Neotropical migratory birds, and the eagle Morphnus guianensis, the second largest bird of prey, has been recorded in the area. There are also several species of salamanders thought to be endemic to the area. The area is used largely for agriculture, and cattle ranching, tourism and fishing are also important activities. Ramsar site no. 811. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

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