Laguna de Tacarigua

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Laguna de Tacarigua

  • Country: 
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    9,200 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    10°12'N 65°56'W
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Laguna de Tacarigua. 04/09/96; Miranda; 9,200 ha; 10°12'N 065°56'W. This site is a coastal lagoon, separated from the Caribbean sea by the coastal barrier created by the lagoon. It harbors mangroves, forming dense vegetation islands, and open water spaces. There are a number of species and sub-species of rare, threatened, or vulnerable plants and animals such as sea turtles. It is also a breeding ground for fish. Traditionally fishing is the main activity in the area, but some subsistence farming does take place. The site is also a tourist destination. Ramsar site no. 858. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

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