Garaet Timerganine

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Garaet Timerganine

  • Country: 
    Algeria
  • Site number: 
    1894
  • Area: 
    1,460 ha
  • Designation date: 
    18-12-2009
  • Coordinates: 
    35°40'N 06°58'E
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Overview

Garaet Timerganine.18/12/09; Oum El Bouaghi; 1,460 ha; 35°40'N 006°58'E. Characterised by a seasonal freshwater marsh, the site is surrounded by a salt crust, in turn surrounded by halophytic vegetation and cereal cultivation. It is noted as an important nesting area for the endangered Oxyura leucocephala, the vulnerable Marmaronettaangustirostris and Aythya nyroca. Other species dependent on the site are the Wild boar (Sus scorfa), the Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) and the Sahara Frog (Rana saharica), amongst others. The local communities rely on the site for water retention, flood control and sediment retention in order to carry on their income-generating activities. This area however is facing several threats including poaching, extraction of water, and overgrazing of the land which leads to a decrease in the biomass cover. There are no site specific management measures, but the local authority has measures in place to conserve the forests of Wilaya de Oum El Bouaghi. Ramsar site no. 1894. Most recent RIS information: 2009.

Administrative region: 
Wilaya de Oum El Bouaghi

  • Last publication date: 
    18-12-2009

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