- Numéro du site:408
- Superficie:46'200 ha
- Date d’inscription:09-09-1988
- Coordonnées:31°30'N 30°49'E
Lake Burullus. 09/09/88; Kafr El Sheikh; 46,200 ha; 31°30'N 030°50'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. A shallow, saline lagoon containing numerous islands and islets connected with the sea by a narrow channel. The area provides important wintering, staging and breeding habitat for birds. The site is subject to a strong salinity gradient and suffers from the inflow of large amounts of water contaminated with fertilizers and pesticides causing nutrient-enrichment. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 1991. Ramsar site no. 408. Most recent RIS information: 1992.
- Inscription légale nationale:
- protected area
- Date de dernière publication:01-01-1992