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Location Tunisia, Sousse
Central coordinates 10o 28.00' East  36o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"

Site description The site is partly a coastal lagoon, on the eastern coastline, south of Korba lagoons and 25 km south of Hammamet. In most years it dries out entirely in summer, unlike Korba. It is also partly a saline depression, receiving run-off from the Dorsale mountains, and is surrounded by agricultural land. The vegetation is mainly salt-tolerant, with Arthrocnemum, Salicornia and Atriplex species dominant.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus winter  500-3,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Gaultier (1988a), Hamrouni (1999), Hughes et al. (1997).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sebkhet Sidi Khelifa. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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