Black River Lower Morass

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Black River Lower Morass

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  • Area: 
    5,700 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    18°04'N 77°48'W
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Black River Lower Morass. 07/10/97; St. Elizabeth; 5,700 ha; 18°04'N 077°48'W. Conservation Area, Game Reserve, Protected Area. The largest freshwater wetland ecosystem in Jamaica and the Caribbean. The site includes mangrove swamps, permanent rivers and streams, freshwater swamp forest, and peatlands. It is a biologically diverse and extremely complex natural wetland ecosystem that supports diverse plant and animals communities which include rare, endangered and endemic species. The site supports human habitation, livestock grazing, fishing, tourism and cultivation. Ramsar site no. 919. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Southwestern region

  • National legal designation: 
    • protected area
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