Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary

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Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary

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  • Area: 
    26.4 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    20°07'S 57°29'E
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Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary. 30/05/01; Port Louis; 26 ha; 20°08'S 057°29'E). Protected reserve. Listed as Ramsar wetland types F) Estuarine and A) Shallow marine waters and G) Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, internationally important for 14 regularly visiting migratory birds, as well as for three species of endemic plants. Situated in close proximity to the capital, Port Louis, the site has protected area status and a visitors' centre is being established, following the completion of which, access to adjacent fishing facilities and unrelated recreational uses will be provided for elsewhere nearby. Port-related activities present a chronic risk but oil spill contingency plans are in place; agricultural effluents are present but plans are in place to minimize their adverse effects. As an ex-dumping ground, leachates are detected, but a rehabilitation plan is under study. Invasive species of flora are being removed, and a management plan is in preparation. Preparations for this accession were assisted by the Swiss Grant for Africa. Ramsar site no. 1094.

Administrative region: 
Port Louis

  • National legal designation: 
    • Reserve - Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary
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