Central Mangrove Wetland

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea NT breeding 2005 1,500 individuals A1, A4i
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2007 unknown A1
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2005 55 breeding pairs B4i
Cuban Amazon Amazona leucocephala NT breeding 2005 253-379 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
North Sound Replenishment Zone Replenishment Zone 3,057 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary Animal Sanctuary 73 protected area overlaps with site 0
Environmental Zone Environmental Zone 1,701 protected area overlaps with site 0
Central Mangrove Wetland Central Mangrove Wetland 58 protected area contained by site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Forest Mangrove -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Central Mangrove Wetland. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.