Parque Nacional Archipiélago Los Roques

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Parque Nacional Archipiélago Los Roques

  • Country: 
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    213,220 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    11°50'N 66°45'W
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Archipiélago Los Roques. 04/09/96; Federal District; 213,220 ha; 11°50'N 066°45'W. National Park. An archipelago of 45 islands and keys scattered around a shallow water lagoon. The site includes sand banks, coral reefs, and two large coral barriers. Three tropical marine ecosystems interact: coral reefs, beds of marine phanerogams, and mangroves. The site supports migratory birds and numerous species of nesting birds. Marine turtles threatened with extinction lay their eggs on the beaches. Human activities include tourism and small-scale fishing. A marine biology station is located on one of the keys, and there is a conservation education programme. Ramsar site no. 856. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
Distrito Federal

  • National legal designation: 
    • Parque Nacional
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)