Site classé Sebkhet Ezzmoul

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Site classé Sebkhet Ezzmoul

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    6,765 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    35°05'N 06°30'E
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Site classé Sebkhet Ezzmoul.18/12/09; Oum El Bouaghi; 6,765 ha; 35°53'N 006°30'E. A seasonal saline lake located in the high plateau in the east of Algeria. It is recognised as an important site for waterbirds for the role it plays as a wintering and resting point during migration for several species including the Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), the Common Shellduck (Tadorna tadorna) and the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) amongst others. Due to the presence of numerous waterbirds, the site is an attraction for predators such as the Golden Jackal and the Red Fox. Rodents such as the Algerian Mouse (Mus spretus) and Barbary Striped Grass Mouse (Lemniscomys barbarous) are attracted by the cereal cultivation in the lands surrounding the site. The principal threats facing the site are erosion, over-grazing, poaching and collection of the waterbirds eggs. While there is no management plan, other conservation measures are in place that regulate the exploitation of the forests of Wilaya de Oum El Bouaghi. Ramsar site no. 1896. Most recent RIS information: 2009.

Administrative region: 
Wilaya de Oum El Bouaghi

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