Sebkhet Halk el Menzel

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1991-2009 63-6,545 individuals A4i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1999 500-3,000 individuals A4i
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter - 2,000 individuals A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1991-2009 70-1,828 individuals 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 not assessed very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sebkhet Halk El Manzel et Oued Essed Wetland Zone of National Importance 1,450 protected area contained by site 0
Sebkhet Halk El Manzel et Oued Essed Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,450 protected area contained by site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
AAO/ Sfax Regional Branch 2000
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Lagoons, Salt marshes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sebkhet Halk el Menzel. Downloaded from on 25/05/2022.