Complexe des zones humides de Sebkhet Oum Ez-Zessar et Sebkhet El Grine

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Complexe des zones humides de Sebkhet Oum Ez-Zessar et Sebkhet El Grine

  • Country: 
    Tunisia
  • Site number: 
    2100
  • Area: 
    9,195 ha
  • Designation date: 
    02-02-2013
  • Coordinates: 
    33°39'N 10°31'E
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Overview

Complexe des zones humides de Sebkhet Oum Ez-Zessar et Sebkhet El Grine. 02/02/2013; Médenine; 9,195 ha; 33°39'N 010°31'E. Important Bird Area. Comprising permanent estuarine and shallow marine waters including intertidal marshes, the site supports several bird species including the Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia, up to 360 individuals, representing 3% of the population of the West Palearctic biogeographic realm, and the Greater Flamingo (2,200 individuals). Estuarine fish species have been identified here, including the estuarine European Toothcarp (Aphanius fasciatus) and Thicklip Grey Mullet (Chelon labrosus). Several reptiles and mammals such as the Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda), Shaw's Jird (Meriones shawi), and the Algerian Hedgehog (Erinaceus algirus) have been identified with dense vegetation consisting mainly of halophytes. The main hydrological function is groundwater recharge. The site is remarkable for its natural state with very little human exploitation; the main human activities include traditional fishing and grazing. Ramsar site no. 2100. Most recent RIS information: 2013.

Administrative region: 
Médenine

  • National legal designation: 
    • réserve de chasse
  • Last publication date: 
    02-02-2013

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