|Central coordinates||10o 58.00' East 33o 42.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 3m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site comprises a coastal lagoon and some islets on the eastern coast of the island of Djerba, in the southern part of the tidal Gulf of Gabès. The vegetation of site is a mixture of sand-loving species such as Ammophila arenaria, Eryngium maritimum and Euphorbia paralias and halophytes including Arthrocnemum, Salicornia and Atriplex species.
Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. See under Kneiss (site TN032) for the ornithological importance of the Gulf of Gabès; many of the species mentioned there occur at Bordj Kastil. It is an important site for wintering waterbirds including Platalea leucorodia, Larus cachinnans, Sterna caspia and numerous waders. Larus cachinnans, Sterna hirundo and S. albifrons breed.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||-||500-3,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia||winter||-||150-500 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data|
|Climate change and severe weather||storms and floods||likely in long term (beyond 4 years)||majority/most of area/population (50-90%)||slow but significant deterioration||medium|
|Pollution||domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded||happening now||some of area/population (10-49%)||slow but significant deterioration||medium|
|Residential and commercial development||tourism and recreation areas||likely in long term (beyond 4 years)||some of area/population (10-49%)||moderate to rapid deterioration||medium|
|Platalea leucorodia||Eurasian Spoonbill||120||701||individuals||100||favourable|
|Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation||No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun||Some limited conservation initiatives are in place||low|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
References Azafzaf (1999a), Gaultier (1988a), Meininger (1998), Oueslati (1995).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bordj Kastil. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2015
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