The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus||LC||winter||-||1,110 individuals||A4i|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zone Humide de Laayoune. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/zone-humide-de-laayoune-iba-morocco on 25/09/2023.