TN038
Golfe de Boughrara


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
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter - 3,000-5,000 individuals A4i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter - 200-600 individuals A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter - 100-300 individuals A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter - 2,500-5,000 individuals A4i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC winter - 1,000-2,000 individuals A4i
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC winter - 1,500-4,500 individuals A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter - 4,000 individuals A4i
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis LC winter - 1,000-5,000 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
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 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
Phoenicopterus roseus Greater Flamingo 3000 5232 individuals 100 favourable
Platalea leucorodia Eurasian Spoonbill 200 433 individuals 100 favourable
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 2500 532 individuals 22 very unfavourable
Charadrius alexandrinus 1000 116 individuals 12 very unfavourable
Calidris minuta Little Stint 1500 1300 individuals 87 near favourable
Larus genei Slender-billed Gull 4000 3118 individuals 78 near favourable
Species group - waterbirds A4iii 20000 21723 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 Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lagune de Boughrara Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 12,880 protected area contained by site 0
Lagune de Boughrara Wetland Zone of National Importance 12,880 protected area contained by site 0
Jerba Guellala Wetland Zone of National Importance 2,285 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jerba Guellala Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,285 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jerba Bin El Ouediane Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 12,082 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jerba Bin El Ouediane Wetland Zone of National Importance 12,082 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Golfe de Boughrara. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2022.