Laguna de la Restinga

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Laguna de la Restinga

  • Country: 
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    5,248 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    11°01'N 64°09'W
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Laguna de la Restinga. 04/09/96; Nueva Esparta; 5,248 ha; 11°02'N 064°09'W. National Park. A shallow lagoon separated from the sea by a barrier beach and an associated system of marine and coastal wetlands. The flora includes four species of mangroves, xerophytic and halophilic communities. Fauna includes many species of migratory birds which rest and feed at the site. Numerous endemic plants and animals, some threatened, are present. Human activities include fishing (traditional and commercial), sand extraction, and tourism. Ramsar site no. 857. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
Nueva Esparta

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