Lagune de Ghar el Melh et Delta de la Mejerda

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Lagune de Ghar el Melh et Delta de la Mejerda

  • Country: 
    Tunisia
  • Site number: 
    1706
  • Area: 
    10,168 ha
  • Designation date: 
    07-11-2007
  • Coordinates: 
    37°06'N 10°11'E
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Overview

Lagune de Ghar el Melh et Delta de la Mejerda. 07/11/07; Bizerte, Ariana; 10,168 ha; 37°06'N 010°11'E. An ancient sea bay now almost totally laden with sediments, this complex and dynamic wetland includes the delta of the most important river in the north of the country, a lagoon rich in fish species, and several secondary lagoons and floodplains. During the past 50 years the site has seen many changes, from water diversion for human uses to the building of a series of barrages to reduce the risk of floods. Migratory fish use the site for feeding, especially during the winter period before reaching the sea. Artisanal fishing is practised by the local population. Ramsar site No. 1706. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

Administrative region: 
Bizerte

  • Last publication date: 
    07-11-2007

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