TN035
Chott Djerid


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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU non-breeding 1991-2009 332-4,000 individuals A1, A4i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1999 3,000-15,000 individuals A4i
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus LC resident 1999 present A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 1999 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 1999 present A3
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti VU resident 1999 present A3
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha LC resident 1999 present A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC resident 1999 present A3
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC passage 1999 present A3
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC passage 1999 present A3
Tristram's Warbler Curruca deserticola LC winter 1999 present A3
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1999 present A3
Buff-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta LC resident 1999 present A3
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura LC resident 1999 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 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)
2001 medium favourable negligible
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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Phoenicopterus roseus Greater Flamingo 18000 18000 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) Unknown Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zones humides oasiennes de Kebili Wetland Zone of National Importance 2,419 protected area overlaps with site 0
Zones humides oasiennes de Kebili Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,419 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dghoumes National Park 8,022 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chott Jrid Wetland Zone of National Importance 586,187 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chott Jrid Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 586,187 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chott Djerid. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/01/2022.