- Site number:1418
- Area:2,154 ha
- Designation date:12-12-2004
- Coordinates:35°53'N 06°29'E
The Site, a shallow brackish lake fed by rainwater, water runoff and wastewater from the village of Souk Naâmane, is surrounded by tamarisk and Salicornia species. The area is an important wintering site for significant numbers of waterbirds, especially Tadorna tadorna, Anas penelope and greater flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus. Cereal and vegetable cultivation are practiced at subsistence and industrial levels outside the Site, as well as livestock farming: livestock pass through the Site. There is also potential for salt harvesting. The proximity of the village leads to uncontrolled hunting, pollution from wastewater, erosion and water diversion for irrigation. Some conservation measures have been partially implemented, such as catchment management initiatives and controls, re-vegetation, and improvements to water quality.
- Last publication date:08-03-2018