Lac de Télamine

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Lac de Télamine

  • Country: 
    Algeria
  • Site number: 
    1423
  • Area: 
    2,399 ha
  • Designation date: 
    12-12-2004
  • Coordinates: 
    35°43'N 00°23'E
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Overview

Lac de Télamine. 12/12/04; Oran, 2,399 ha, 35°43'N 000°23'E. A brackish lake belonging to a group of wetlands in western Algeria that form an important complex for the wintering and passage of migratory birds, especially Anas and Tadorna species, which occur in significant numbers. The species present share the different habitats, such as sandy shores, open water, salt encrusted areas, and vegetation. Several raptors are also found in the area, as they feed on rodents, birds and insects among the surrounding cultivations. Agriculture and grazing are the main land uses outside the site, which is also used for environmental celebrations like World Wetlands Day and World Environment Day. Ramsar site no. 1423. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Administrative region: 
Wilaya d’Oran

  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2006

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