Complexe Lac de Tunis
- Site number:2096
- Area:2,243 ha
- Designation date:23-01-2013
- Coordinates:36°49'N 10°13'E
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Complexe Lac de Tunis. 23/01/2013; Tunis; 2,243 ha; 36°49N 010°14E. IBA. A coastal brackish lagoon surrounded by intertidal marshes, in close proximity to the city of Tunis. As a central wetland in the Gulf of Tunis, the site receives sea and inland water from surrounding salt flats. It is a good nesting ground for several waterbirds and wintering ground for migrating species such as the Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) and the Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata), as well as over 6% of the wintering population of Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) in the West Palearctic biogeographic realm. It has a seasonal algal cover and supports over 138 species of aquatic fauna. Mammalian fauna include rodents and several bat species, and it is an important source of food, spawning ground, and nursery for several fish species. The main human activity carried out is fishing, regulated following the protected status of the adjacent Chikly nature reserve. Ramsar site no. 2096. Most recent RIS information: 2013.
- National legal designation:
- réserve naturelle - l'île de Chikly
- Last publication date:23-01-2013