Garaet Sidi Mansour

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Garaet Sidi Mansour

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  • Area: 
    2,426 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    34°13'N 09°28'E
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Garaet Sidi Mansour. 07/11/07; Gafsa; 2,426 ha; 34°14'N 009°29'E. A large basin in mainland Tunisia, ecologically comparable to the Sebkhet Kelbia Ramsar site. This wetland, situated directly to the south of the Sebkhet Noual Ramsar site, collects the waters of the surrounding watersheds, but may remain dry for periods extending for several years. The eastern side is regularly cultivated, while the western end is more saline. When precipitation is high the site attracts an extremely rich avifauna, both during winter andduring the nesting season. The site has remained in a quasi-natural state, without any water storage infrastructure. Ramsar site No. 1703. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

Administrative region: 
Gafsa Governorate

  • National legal designation: 
    • Recommended Nature Reserve (WDPA)
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)