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St. Lucia

General Information

Description
Country South Africa
Latitude -28° 0' 0" (-28.0000)
Longitude 32° 30' 0" (32.5000)
State

Maps

 Africa Lake Biodiversity Conservation Priorities 2003

Physical Characteristics

Description
Surface Area 300.00 km2
Type Fresh
Permanent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Other Issues Invasive Species
Poaching
Specific Contaminants Mining
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
World Heritage Site
Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park
Living Lakes Partner Profile: St. Lucia
World Heritage Site profile: St. Lucia

News

10/2/2003 - St. Lucia fishers make peace with Park management: "breakthrough agreement"
9/25/2003 - Wildlife, fishermen end "war"
9/11/2003 - Film documents land restitution in wildlife areas
9/4/2003 - Cheetahs get St. Lucia project off to flying start
9/19/2002 - St. Lucia park barricaded against shipwreck spill
9/16/2002 - Toxic cargo ship spill threatens coastal St. Lucia Lake in South Africa
4/12/2002 - Saving the sacred forest

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
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.

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