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
Surface elevation 1,130 metres (3,710 ft)
Designated September 15, 2006
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; Pomeroy, Derek. "Uganda" (PDF). Country Profiles. BirdLife International. Retrieved 16 August 2013.