Sebkhet El Hamiet

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Sebkhet El Hamiet

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    2,509 ha
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    35°55'N 05°33'E
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Sebkhet El Hamiet. 12/12/04; Sétif; 2,509 ha; 35°55'N 005°33'E. A temporary, shallow brackish wetland composed of two main habitats: the open saltwater lake, called sebkha, and the chott, a peripheral zone with a haline vegetation meadow. The site plays an important role for wintering waterbirds like the Common Shelduck, Philomachus pugnax, Charadrius and Larus spp. Livestock raising is the main economic activity for the local population, while outside the site agriculture (cereals and vegetables) is also practiced. Waste disposal and pollution from both domestic and industrial sources are the main problems around the site. A management plan needs to be elaborated and implemented by the different stakeholders, as conservation activities are currently very limited and undertaken haphazardly. Ramsar site no. 1428. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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Wilaya de Sétif

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