Garaet Douza

Country/territory: Tunisia

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2001)
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Area: 1,000 ha

Protection status:

Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 high near favourable negligible
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Site description
Situated nearly 30 km west of the town of Gafsa, the site is a shallow depression in which rain-water run-off collects seasonally. The vegetation along the fringes of this temporary wetland is composed of Typha angustifolia, Phragmites communis and Juncus acutus. The surrounding area supports a low vegetation dominated by Stipa tenacissima and Artemisia herba-alba.

Key biodiversity
See Box for key species. The site is also important for other wintering and passage waterbirds including Egretta garzetta, Ciconia ciconia, Tadorna tadorna, T. ferruginea, Anas clypeata and Fulica atra.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Garaet Douza. Downloaded from on 28/11/2020.