The Annotated Ramsar List: Sao Tome and Principe

31/08/2006

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The Annotated Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE / SAO TOMÉ-ET-PRINCIPE / SANTO TOMÉ Y PRINCIPE

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The Convention on Wetlands came into force for Sao Tome and Principe on 21 December 2006. Sao Tome and Principe presently has 1 site designated as a Wetland of International Importance, with a surface area of 23 hectares.

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Ilots Tinhosas. 21/08/06; 23 ha; 01°22'N 007°18'E. Two small rocky islands, Tinhosa Grande (20 ha) and Tinhosa Pequena (3 ha), unvegetated and uninhabited by humans, lying between Sao Tome and Principe about 22km south-southwest of the latter. The site supports an important community of seabirds and serves as a reproduction site for more than 300,000 migratory waterbirds, including Brown Gannet (Sula fusca), Sooty Tern (Sterna fuliginosa), Brown and Black Noddy, and in lesser numbers, Yellow-billed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). Ramsar site no. 1632. Most recent RIS information: 2006 (unofficial)

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