La Réserve Naturelle du Lac des Oiseaux

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La Réserve Naturelle du Lac des Oiseaux

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    120 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    36°47'N 08°00'E
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La Réserve Naturelle du Lac des Oiseaux. 22/03/99; El Kala; 120 ha; 36°42'N 008°07'E. Natural Reserve. A shallow permanent freshwater lake in the northeast of the country that shrinks to about half its size in the dry season. The site supports a surprising diversity of vegetation (some 200 species), birds, and insects. Two globally threatened species, the white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala) and the ferruginous duck (Aythya nyroca) nest at the site, and the former has been counted at 164 individuals in January 1998, more than 2% of the world population. Approximately 8,000 people live nearby, and grazing of small numbers of livestock is practiced around the lake. Effects of population growth are seen as a potential threat. Ramsar site no. 975. Most recent RIS information: 2003.

Administrative region: 
Wilaya d'El Tarf

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve
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