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Location Tunisia, Medenine
Central coordinates 10o 58.00' East  33o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 1,300 ha
Altitude 0 - 3m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"



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.

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 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia winter  150-500 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 

Land use

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

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Azafzaf (1999a), Gaultier (1988a), Meininger (1998), Oueslati (1995).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bordj Kastil. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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