Sebkhet Kelbia

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Sebkhet Kelbia

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  • Area: 
    8,732 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    35°49'N 10°15'E
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Sebkhet Kelbia. 07/11/07; Sousse; 8,732 ha; 35°50'N 010°15'E. Nature Reserve. Since the site is composed of a combination of private and public owned lands, the strategy to promote conservation in the short term has consisted in assigning priority to public lands. Together with Ichkeul, this wetland has historically been considered one of the two great continental wetland zones of the country, regularly hosting around 200,000 waterbirds. Dams were built in the past that brought about significant ecological changes. Restoration of the site, including some of the original water flows, is among the main management objectives. Ramsar site No. 1710. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

Administrative region: 
Sousse Governorate

  • National legal designation: 
    • Natural Reserve (WDPA)
    • Wetland Zone of National Importance (WDPA)
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)