Lac et tourbière de Mejen Ech Chitan

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Lac et tourbière de Mejen Ech Chitan

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  • Area: 
    7 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    37°09'N 09°06'E
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Lac et Tourbière de Mejen Ech Chitan. 07/11/07; Bizerte; 7 ha; 37°09'N 009°06'E; Nature Reserve. The lake and peatland of Mejen Ech Chitan are part of the "Chain of Mogods", a forested area extending along the northwest of the country near the sea. The Lake, also known as the "Lake of Water Lilies" for being the only site in Tunisia where this species is found, is an enclosed water body adjacent to the peatland. Peatlands are rare in North Africa, and their geological properties raise considerable interest, as the study of their pollen and spore traces makes it possible to reconstruct the evolution of the local vegetation, in this case providing information several thousand years into the past. The site is privately owned and in need of restoration. Ramsar site No. 1705. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

Administrative region: 
Bizerte Governorate

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