The Annotated Ramsar List: Samoa

27/11/2012

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The Annotated Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance

SAMOA

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The Convention on Wetlands came into force for Samoa on 6 February 2005. Samoa presently has 1 site designated as a Wetland of International Importance, with a surface area of 470 hectares.

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Lake Lanoto'o National Park. 07/10/04; Tuamasaga; 470 ha; 13°54'18"S 171°50'00"W. National Park. Three small crater lakes (Lake Lanoto'o, Lanoata'ata and Lanoanea) in the central highlands of the main island of Upolu, among the few remaining near-pristine crater lakes in the Samoas biogeographic region. The site is part of the larger catchment above the capital city, Apia, and covers an area of 8,500 hectares which includes its two sub-catchments, Vaisigano and Fuluasou. Lake Lanoto'o feeds the headwaters of the Fuluasou river system which is a very important source of water for Apia, and it also supplies water for the southwest side of Upolu. The site supports endemic bird species such as the endangered Tooth-billed Pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris) and the endangered Mao (Gymnomyza samoensis), as well as the Samoan Starling (Aplonis atrifusca), Samoan Whistler (Pachycephala flavifrons), Samoan Broadbill (Myiagra Albiventris) and Samoan Triller (Lalage Sharpei). The endangered Samoan Bush Palm (Clinostigma samoense) is also found at the site. Land uses in the surrounding areas consist of cattle farms and small-scale plantations. Ramsar site no. 1412. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

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