Ain Elzarga

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Ain Elzarga

  • Country: 
    State of Libya
  • Site number: 
    1027
  • Area: 
    50 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-04-2000
  • Coordinates: 
    32°47'N 22°21'E
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Overview

Ain Elzarga. 05/04/00; Darnah; 50 ha; 32°47'N 022°21'E. National Park. A small natural sebkha or depression with at least one natural connection to the sea, wet all year round but with increasing water levels and salinity during summer. The sebkha, with mudflats and salt marsh community, is surrounded by dunes from east to west and rocky hills to the south and east. The site is one of the most important wetlands in the area of the Kouf National Park for migratory waterbirds. The birdwatching and ecotourism potential is considerable but undeveloped. Unsustainable hunting and destruction of vegetation, especially during summer, are considered threats. Ramsar site no. 1027.

Administrative region: 
Jabal al Akhdar District

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

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