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Location Algeria
Central coordinates 7o 6.00' East  36o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 0 ha
Altitude 630 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description The site is some 110 km north-west of the town of El Golea, in the Sahara. It lies in the huge sand desert, the Erg Occidental. No further information is available.

Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. There is one record of 20 Aythya nyroca wintering on the site in 1994. Other wintering waterbirds, in addition to 1,500 Anas strepera, include 2,500 A. penelope, 3,780 A. clypeata, 2,500 Aythya ferina and 800 Vanellus vanellus.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gadwall Mareca strepera winter  1996  1,500 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Garaet Haouas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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