|Central coordinates||8o 29.00' East 34o 28.00' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information See Box for key species. The site is also important for other wintering and passage waterbirds including Egretta garzetta, Ciconia ciconia, Tadorna tadorna, T. ferruginea, Anas clypeata and Fulica atra.
Site description Situated nearly 30 km west of the town of Gafsa, the site is a shallow depression in which rain-water run-off collects seasonally. The vegetation along the fringes of this temporary wetland is composed of Typha angustifolia, Phragmites communis and Juncus acutus. The surrounding area supports a low vegetation dominated by Stipa tenacissima and Artemisia herba-alba.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||-||1,000-4,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Riverine floodplains||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
Management considerations Overgrazing and hunting are the main threats.
References Hughes et al. (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Garaet Douza. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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