MA012
Canton Forestier de Sidi Bou Ghaba


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara LC resident 1999 present A3
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter - 480 individuals A1, A4i
Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis LC breeding 1999 present A3
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata LC resident - 20 breeding pairs A4i
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata LC winter - 560 individuals A4i
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1999 present A3
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala LC resident 1999 present A3
Sylvia cantillans NR breeding 1999 present A3
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1999 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sidi Boughaba Biological Reserve 650 protected area contained by site 650
Sidi Bou Ghaba Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,311 protected area contained by site 650

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Canton Forestier de Sidi Bou Ghaba. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019.