Country/territory: Mauritania

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (2001)
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Area: 0 ha

Nature Mauritanie

Site description (2001 baseline)
Situated on the Dahr Oualâta escarpment in the far east of the country, Tinigart is an area of cliffs and ravines. There are numerous wells on the plains and permanent springs, fed from water-filled fractures in the rock. Typical plant species include Hyoscyamus muticus, Tamarix sp., Acacia raddiana, Capparis decidua, Leptadenia pyrotechnica, Maerua crassifolia, Salvadora persica, Balanites aegyptiaca and Panicum turgidum. The site is an important pastoral zone, visited by livestock from all over the eastern region.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 2 for key species. In addition two species of the Sahel biome have been recorded from this site (see Table 2).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tinigart. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.