Cape Verde Exclusive economic zone (EEZ)

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This sea area is located in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean and includes the internal waters, territorial waters and exclusive economic zone of Cape Verde Archipelago. In this area occurs regularly at least 29 species of seabirds and have been identified 3 marine IBA. The main colonies are in the Secos or Rombo Islets (6 species), Raso Islets (5 species), Branco Islets (4 species), Volcano area of Fogo Island (2 species), Coastal cliffs between Porto Mosquito and Baia do Inferno of Santiago Island (2 species) e Central mountain range of São Nicolau Island (2 species).

Ornithological importance

In archipelago breeds regularly 9 seabird species, highlighting the Cape Verde Shearwater (Calonectris edwardsii), which nests only on archipelago, Little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis), Fea's Petrel (Pterodroma feae), Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus), Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina), and Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens).

Geographic information

15.898682°, -24.000277°


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  • BirdLife International (2013) Conservation of Migratory Birds project: scientific review of migratory birds, their key sites and habitats in West Africa. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK
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