Ain Elshakika

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Ain Elshakika

  • Country: 
    State of Libya
  • Site number: 
    1026
  • Area: 
    33 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-04-2000
  • Coordinates: 
    32°46'N 21°21'E
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Overview

Ain Elshakika. 05/04/00; Darnah; 33 ha; 32°46'N 021°21'E. National Park. An hypersaline coastal sebkha with limestone rock formations to the south, dunes and mudflats with extensive shrubs from west to east. The site has two connections to the sea, and at high tide seawater reaches the sebkha during winter and raises the water level to about one meter, but freshwater springs decrease the salinity to some degree. Part of Kouf National Park, the site is an important wetland for migratory and resident waterbirds and has great potential for ecotourism and birdwatching. Ramsar site no. 1026.

Administrative region: 
Jabal al Akhdar District

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Park
  • Last publication date: 
    05-04-2000

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