|Central coordinates||8o 58.00' East 33o 28.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||30 - 50m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Douz Laala is a small thickly vegetated depression, immediately to the south of Snam (site TN041), surrounded by oases and agricultural fields and bounded to the west by fixed sand-dunes. The water is fresh to brackish, and derives from drainage from the surrounding oasis and from winter rainfall, varying in depth, from c.1 m in winter to less than 30 cm in summer. The dominant plants are Phragmites communis, Tamarix africana and Juncus species.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||winter||-||120-200 individuals||-||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca||breeding||1996||5-10 breeding pairs||-||A1||Near Threatened|
Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.
|AAO/ Tunisian Ornithology Group (GTO)||2000|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Cutting reeds.|
Other biodiversity Both Gazella dorcas (VU) and G. leptoceros (EN) have been recorded.
References Gaultier (1988a), Hughes et al. (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Douz Laâla. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014
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