Mabamba Bay

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Mabamba Bay
Coordinates 0°5′N 32°20′E / 0.083°N 32.333°E / 0.083; 32.333
Basin countries

Uganda

Designated: September 15, 2006
Surface elevation 1,130 metres (3,710 ft)
Mabamba Bay
Map showing the location of Mabamba Bay
Map showing the location of Mabamba Bay
Nearest city Entebbe
Coordinates 0°5′N 32°20′E / 0.083°N 32.333°E / 0.083; 32.333Coordinates: 0°5′N 32°20′E / 0.083°N 32.333°E / 0.083; 32.333
Area 16,500 hectares (64 sq mi)
Established 2006 [1]
Governing body District Government

Mabamba Bay is a wetland on the edge of Lake Victoria, northwest of the Entebbe peninsula.

Conservation[edit]

Mabamba is one of Uganda's 33 Important Bird Areas and since 2006 a Ramsar-listed wetland of international importance.[1] Key protected bird species in Mabamba are the shoebill, the blue swallow and the Papyrus Gonolek.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. "The Annotated Ramsar List: Uganda". Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Byaruhanga, Achilles; Kasoma, Pantaleon and Pomeroy, Derek. "Uganda". Country Profiles. BirdLife International. Retrieved 16 August 2013.