Sebkhet Halk el Menzel

IBA Justification

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 at site 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: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2009 not assessed very unfavourable low
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sebkhet Halk El Manzel et Oued Essed Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,450 protected area contained by site 0
Sebkhet Halk El Manzel et Oued Essed Wetland Zone of National 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)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sebkhet Halk el Menzel. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.