DZ009
Complexe de zones humides de la plaine de Guerbes - Sanhadja


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN resident 1991 1 breeding pairs A1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1987 35 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2001 not assessed medium not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Complexe de zones humides de la plaine de Guerbes-Sanhadja Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 42,100 is identical to site 42,100

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Complexe de zones humides de la plaine de Guerbes - Sanhadja. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/complexe-de-zones-humides-de-la-plaine-de-guerbes--sanhadja-iba-algeria on 28/09/2023.