Chott Sidi Slimane

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Chott Sidi Slimane

  • Country: 
    Algeria
  • Site number: 
    1417
  • Area: 
    616 ha
  • Designation date: 
    12-12-2004
  • Coordinates: 
    33°17'N 03°45'E
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Overview

Chott Sidi Slimane. 12/12/04; Ouargla; 616 ha; 33°17'N 003°45'E. A wetland surrounded by palm trees and a dense reed bed that is an important refuge for migratory and sedentary waterbirds. The site hosts more than 1% of the vulnerable Marbled Teal's biogeographic population. The Phragmites beds provide a nesting site for species like Fulica atra, Gallinula chloropus and Porphyrio porphyrio. The water body is important for the local population as it allows excess water from the palm cultivations to be drained there. The date palms constitute local people's main livelihood. The tourism potential of the area still remains unexploited despite the site's natural beauty and its faunal and floral richness. Ramsar site no. 1417. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Administrative region: 
Wilaya de Ouargla

  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2006

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