Oum Lâagareb

Prairie de fougère aigle (partie du nord du site)
Pompage de l’eau pour l’irrigation des terres limitrophes

Oum Lâagareb

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    729 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    36°49'N 08°12'E
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Oum Lâagareb Ramsar Site (729 ha; 36°49'N 08°13'E) is one of the largest remaining floodplain peatlands in the region, and supports plant communities which are particularly rare in Algeria, notably of Ash Fraxinus angustifolia and Alder Alnus glutinosa trees, and is an important locality also for Bay Laurel Laurus nobilis. Vegetation richness is influenced by the wetlands physic-chemical characteristics of medium acidity, richness of organic matter and water flows. The wetlands supports a range of animal species, notably Otter Lutra lutra (extremely rare in the area), the Endangered Poiret's Newt Pleurodeles poireti, found only in north-East Algeria, and European Pond Turtle Emys orbicularis, and various waterbirds use the forested areas. The site is threatened by excessive water-pumping by the local community for irrigation.

Administrative region: 
Wiliya d'El Tarf

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