Lutembe Bay

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Lutembe Bay
Coordinates 0°09′15″N 32°34′05″E / 0.1541°N 32.5681°E / 0.1541; 32.5681
Basin countries Uganda
Surface elevation 1,130 metres (3,710 ft)
Designated September 15, 2006
Lutembe Bay
Map showing the location of Lutembe Bay
Map showing the location of Lutembe Bay
Nearest city Entebbe
Coordinates 0°09′15″N 32°34′05″E / 0.1541°N 32.5681°E / 0.1541; 32.5681Coordinates: 0°09′15″N 32°34′05″E / 0.1541°N 32.5681°E / 0.1541; 32.5681
Area 800 hectares (3.1 sq mi)
Established 2006 [1]
Governing body District Government

Lutembe Bay is a wetland on the edge of Lake Victoria.

Conservation[edit]

Lutumbe Bay is one of Uganda's 33 Important Bird Areas and since 2006 a Ramsar-listed wetland of international importance.[1] The bay is notable for its population of as many as 1.5m white-winged tern.[2]

in 2013 a portion of the wetland was illegally filled with soil by the flower export giant Rosebud Ltd.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. "The Annotated Ramsar List: Uganda". Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Byaruhanga, Achilles; Kasoma, Pantaleon; Pomeroy, Derek. "Uganda" (PDF). Country Profiles. BirdLife International. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Muhumuza, Rodney (15 August 2013). "Uganda loses wetland to rose farming business". Miami Herald. AP. Retrieved 16 August 2013.