Marais De Kaw

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Marais De Kaw

  • Country: 
    France (outre-mer)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    137,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    04°39'N 52°05'W
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Marais de Kaw. 08/12/93; Guyane Française; 137,000 ha; 04°38'N 052°06'W. Nature Reserve, Regional Nature Park. A vast grassland swamp, wide mudflats colonized by mangroves, and swamp forests bisected by small tidal rivers and dotted with ponds. The diverse wetland habitats and their continuity with the Amazon basin provide for a high diversity of flora and fauna exhibiting high levels of endemism and supporting various endangered species. The site includes internationally important habitat for numerous species of waterbirds using the site for feeding, breeding, and wintering. An important area for nature tourism, hunting, fishing, and scientific research. Ramsar site no. 644. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

Administrative region: 
Guyane Française

  • National legal designation: 
    • Parc Naturel Régional
    • Réserve Naturelle - marais de Kaw -Roura
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