|Central coordinates||11o 15.00' East 33o 0.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii|
|Altitude||0 - 10m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Also known as Bhiret el Bibane (the Sea of Bibane), the site is situated on the south-eastern coast, 10 km north of Ben Guerdane, 20 km south of Zarzis and 15 km from the Libyan border. It is a coastal lagoon 32 km long and up to 10 km wide, with an average depth of 4 m. It is linked to the sea by a series of small channels, the largest of which is 800 m wide.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||-||1,000-3,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo||winter||-||3,000-10,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||-||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Bahiret el Bibane||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||39,266||protected area contains site||23,000|
|Réserve de Chasse Bhiret El Bibane||Other Area||0||is identical to site||23,000|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Denizot and Guelorget (1981), Gaultier (1988a), Gretton (1991), Hughes et al. (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bibane. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014
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