Sidi Toui

Country/territory: Tunisia

IBA criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 6,315 ha

Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2001 favourable low low
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Site description (2001 baseline)
Sidi Toui National Park is situated in the south-east of the country, 54 km south of the town of Ben Gardane. The site includes a low hill, Djebel Sidi Toui (172 m), surrounded by an extensive plain composed of small dunes, sebkhas and dry sandy wadis. The area as a whole is representative of the eastern Sahara region of Tunisia. In the north the vegetation is dominated by Rhanterium suavolens and Stipa lagascae. Around Djebel Sidi Toui, the vegetation is more shrubby, with Periploca laevigata, Rhus tripartitum and, in sandy areas, Retema raetam.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 2 for key species. Chlamydotis undulata is known to breed in the area. Large numbers of migratory raptors and passerines move through this area on spring passage; Circus macrourus is regularly observed during this period.

Non-bird biodiversity: The ungulate Gazella dorcas (VU) has been recorded.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sidi Toui. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.