Oglat Ed Daïra

Oglat Ed Daïra

Oglat Ed Daïra

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    23,430 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    33°18'N 00°54'W
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The Site is a seasonal brackish lake fed by temporary rivers and located in the arid steppe zone which features limited and irregular rainfall. It features large tamarisk trees which allow European greenfinch Carduelis chloris and goldfinch Carduelis carduelis to nest. The lake’s most widely represented species are the Eurasian coot Fulica atra with 150 individuals, and the ruddy shelduck Tadorna ferruginea with 50 apparently sedentary individuals. In spring and autumn the Site also hosts migratory wader species which winter in Sahelian Africa. Of the 52 species inventoried, 14 are migrants, 19 breeders and 20 wintering birds. The lake plays an important role in groundwater recharge and sediment trapping. It also has an important educational role, as many school groups as well as the general public visit the Site to learn about the importance and protection of wetlands in the steppe environment. Farming of livestock, especially of sheep, is the main occupation of the local population, but this is causing erosion, over-abstraction of water, and deforestation. Some conservation projects have been initiated, such as dune fixation on 1,080 hectares, a forest green band on 60 hectares, fruit plantation on 105 hectares and windbreaks for the benefit of the local population.

Administrative region: 
Wilaya de Nâama

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