Refugio de Fauna Silvestre y Reserva de Pesca Ciénaga de Los Olivitos

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Refugio de Fauna Silvestre y Reserva de Pesca Ciénaga de Los Olivitos

  • Country: 
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
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  • Area: 
    26,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    10°54'N 71°26'W
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Ciénaga de Los Olivitos. 04/09/96; Zulia; 26,000 ha; 10°55'N 071°26'W. Wildlife and Fisheries Reserves. A coastal wetland subject to tidal influence and consisting of mangrove, lagoon, saltmarsh, and beach habitats. The site supports numerous species of migratory and resident birds, and aquatic shorebirds use the site for reproduction, feeding and resting. Species such as Crocodylus acutus, the manatee (Trichechus manatus), and sea turtles, all threatened with extinction, are supported. Human activities include salt extraction, commercial fishing, and shrimp farming. Ramsar site no. 859. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Refugio de Fauna Silvestre y Reserva de Pesca
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