The Annotated Ramsar List: Bahamas
The Annotated Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance
The Convention on Wetlands came into force for Bahamas on 7 June 1997. Bahamas presently has 1 site designated as a Wetland of International Importance, with a surface area of 32,600 hectares.
site; date of designation; region, province, state; surface area; coordinates
site; date de désignation; région, province, état; superficie; coordonnées
sitios; fecha de designación; región, provincia, estado; área; coordenadas
Inagua National Park. 07/02/97; Great Inagua Island; 32,600 ha; 21º05’N 073º20’W. National Park. A permanent lake with scattered islands, a saline lagoon, extensive saltmarshes, dense mangroves, and permanent, brackish marsh. An important area for breeding, passage and wintering for numerous species of waterbirds and particularly important for its breeding colony of over 40,000 Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber). The site supports several species of endangered, rare and endemic reptiles and birds. Ramsar site no. 892. Most recent RIS information: 1998.