Western Salt Ponds of Anegada

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Western Salt Ponds of Anegada

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Overseas territories)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    1,071 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    18°42'N 64°18'W
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Western Salt Ponds of Anegada. 11/05/99; British Virgin Islands; 1071 ha; 18°43'N 064°19'W. The site comprises tidal mudflats, mangrove, and brackish saline lagoons. The shallow lagoons support a re-introduced flock of Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber) and a fishery based on mullet fish (Mugil cephalus), while the endemic and endangered Anegada Rock Iguana (Cyclura pinguis) lives in the surrounding shrubbery. Human activities include tourism and fishing. Ramsar site no. 983. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Anegada Island

  • National legal designation: 
    • bird sanctuary
  • Last publication date: 


Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)