Réserve biologique d'Atol das Rocas (Rio Grande do Norte)

Brazil
Date of Submission: 06/09/1996
Criteria: (vii)(ix)
Category: Natural
Coordinates: Long. 33°37' - 33°56' WestLat. 3°45' - 3°56' South
Ref.: 41

Description

This covers the small islands and ocean area around the only true atoll in the Atlantic; the area was established as a wildlife reserve in June 1979. Situated 144 miles from the Brazilian Coast, it is a region with a rich variety of sea-birds and other marine fauna and flora.