|Central coordinates||9o 6.00' East 33o 28.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||30 - 50m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Snam is a small reed-fringed lake, 10 km west of Douz alongside the road to Noueil. It is fed by water which runs off from the nearby oasis. Water depth is up to 1 m in winter, but in summer this wetland diminishes in size significantly. The vegetation is composed of Phragmites communis, Tamarix africana and Juncus species.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||winter||-||50-150 individuals||-||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Freshwater lakes and pools||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Cutting reeds.|
Other biodiversity The ungulate Gazella dorcas (VU) has been recorded.
References Gaultier (1988a), Hughes et al. (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Snam. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014
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