Coppenamemonding Nature Reserve

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Coppenamemonding Nature Reserve

  • Country: 
    Suriname
  • Site number: 
    304
  • Area: 
    12,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    22-07-1985
  • Coordinates: 
    05°55'N 55°43'W
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Overview

Coppenamemonding. 22/07/85; Saramacca; 12,000 ha; 05°56'N 055°43'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.

Administrative region: 
Saramacca

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1997

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