Sidi Moussa - Oualidia

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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT winter 1999 1,420 individuals A1, A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC winter 1999 1,340 individuals A4i
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU winter 1999 670 individuals A1, A4i

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sidi Moussa Oualidia Réserve de Chasse Permanente 13,057 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sidi Moussa Oualidia Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,872 protected area overlaps with site 4,500
Oualidia lagoon Hunting Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Saltpans -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sidi Moussa - Oualidia. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.