The Annotated Ramsar List: Suriname

11/06/2012

The Annotated Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance

SURINAME

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The Convention on Wetlands came into force for Suriname on 22 November 1985. Suriname presently has 1 site designated as a Wetland of International Importance, with a surface area of 12,000 hectares.

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Coppenamemonding. 22/07/85; Saramacca; 12,000 ha; 05º56'N 055º43'W. Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve; Nature Reserve. A wetland complex on a young coastal plain of sand and shell ridges alternating with swamps, dominated by mudflats with mangrove forests on high ground. Inland, saline and brackish lagoons have developed supporting halophytic (salt tolerant) vegetation. An internationally important area for breeding birds, up to 3,000 pairs of herons, egrets and passage and wintering waterbirds. Impressive numbers of Eudocimus ruber and Calidris pusilla gather at the site. There is limited ecotourism in the reserve and low-level subsistence use by fishermen. Ramsar site no. 304.

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