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Rosa (Windsor)

General Information

Description Lake Rosa can be found within the Inagua National Park. Lake Rosa and other open waters within the park are important areas for breeding, passage and wintering of many waterbird species. Populations counts have been as high as 50,000 birds. There are a number of small islands that are scattered throughout the northern portion of the lake.
Country Bahamas
Latitude 21° 5' 0" (21.0833)
Longitude -73° 20' 0" (-73.3333)

Physical Characteristics

Surface Area 326.00 km2
Depth Maximum depth: 1.5 m
Type Fresh


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Description The Ramsar site is a protected area in which no development is allowed. Birds are protected under the Wild Bird (Protection) Act.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
National Designation
Ramsar Site
Species of Concern



Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Ramsar profile on Bahamas

Additional Data Sources

Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The List of Wetlands of International Importance.

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