Marais de Bourdim

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Marais de Bourdim

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  • Area: 
    11.2 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    36°48'N 08°15'E
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Marais de Bourdim. 18/12/09; El Tarf; 11 ha; 36°48'N 008°15'E. National Park. A freshwater swamp and forested area found within the National Park of El Kala in the northeast of Algeria that is rare in this Mediterranean region. It is recognised as the largest heron colony in the region and fulfills two important roles, i.e., as a breeding site and as a resting point outside the breeding period. Even with insufficient studies, it is apparent that the site is also significant for the Golden Jackal (Canis aureus), the Ichneumon mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon), Common toad (Bufo bufo) and the Otter (Lutra lutra), which is noted to be rare in the region, amongst many others. The main uses of the site are as an irrigation source for the surrounding agricultural lands and it is therefore of great value to the local communities. As the site is within the National Park, it is covered by legislation and management plans already in place. However, logging activities, the over-extraction of water for irrigation, and the invasion of the Eucalyptus threaten the ecological character of the site. Ramsar site no. 1895. Most recent RIS information: 2009.

Administrative region: 
Wilaya d’El Tarf

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Park
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