Geziret Garah - Marine

Year of compilation: 2012

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Libya Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Mediterranean and Black Sea FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 1112 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 159 m and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 21.53 and 21.82 °C.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Geziret Garah include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Lesser Crested Tern (LC) 2550-2550 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Geziret Garah - Marine. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.