TN027
Salines de Thyna


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter - 600-2,500 individuals A4i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1999 750-7,000 individuals A4i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter - 200-600 individuals A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding - 1,000 individuals A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter - 1,000-2,000 individuals A4i
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter - 2,000-5,500 individuals A4i
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC winter - 2,500-5,500 individuals A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding - 1,400 individuals A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter - 1,400-3,000 individuals A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter - 400-3,500 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter - 20,000 individuals A4iii

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 medium very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather drought likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 1 9 individuals 100 favourable
Tadorna tadorna Common Shelduck 750 1277 individuals 100 favourable
Marmaronetta angustirostris Marbled Teal 1 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Marmaronetta angustirostris Marbled Teal 1 14 individuals 100 favourable
Podiceps nigricollis Black-necked Grebe 2200 240 individuals 11 very unfavourable
Phoenicopterus roseus Greater Flamingo 1325 8106 individuals 100 favourable
Platalea leucorodia Eurasian Spoonbill 120 93 individuals 78 near favourable
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 100 120 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 1000 1446 individuals 100 favourable
Himantopus himantopus Black-winged Stilt 770 1390 individuals 100 favourable
Charadrius alexandrinus Kentish Plover 660 1619 individuals 100 favourable
Glareola pratincola Collared Pratincole 190 54 breeding pairs 29 very unfavourable
Larus genei Slender-billed Gull 1400 5290 individuals 100 favourable
Larus genei Slender-billed Gull 700 3350 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Sternula albifrons Little Tern 80 160 individuals 100 favourable
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 250 500 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Sterna nilotica 70 100 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Species group - waterbirds A4iii 20000 35210 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Salines de Thyna Wetland Zone of National Importance 3,343 protected area contained by site 860
Salines de Thyna Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,343 protected area contained by site 1,900

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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Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Salines de Thyna. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2020.