|| Status and description of the MedWetCoast Site in Tunisia
November 2000, by
El Haouaria, Zembra and Zembretta isles : El Houaria is a Nature reserve. Zembra and Zembreta isles are national Parks and Biosphere reserves. No legal protection status for El Haouaria. Surface area of 1362 ha which includes : El Haouaria area of beaches and cliffs (97 0 ha), Zembra and Zembretta islands (392 ha).
Dar Chichou, Oued Abid : 100 ha of Dar Chichou forest are a Nature Reserve. No legal protection status. 6350 ha composed of sand dunes, wetlands and forest area.
Lagoons conglomeration in Kelibia including Korba Lagoon : No legal protection status. 1500ha which is mainly a string of littoral lagoons, Korba lagoon is the only one not drying in summer.
El Haouaria, Zembra and Zembretta isles : Limited pressure at the current stage. Growing visitor pressure. Pressure on existing resources due to over-grazing, hunting and bird catching.
Dar Chichou, Oued Abid : Pollution from agricultural activities - Over- pumping of water. Impact on resources from hunting, over-grazing... Tourism and urban development. Coastal dune erosion.
Lagoons conglomeration in Kelibia including Korba Lagoon : Disturbances in hydrological balance. Inflow of domestic and industrial solid and liquid waste. Urban development spreading towards sensitive areas . Coastal dune erosion. Hunting.
MedWetCoast Protected Areas
SITES PROTECTION THROUGH MANAGEMENT PLANNING
- Ensure legal protection status of site,
- Establish participatory management structures at local level,
- Divert threats away from sensitive areas,
- Regulation enforcement and wardening at sites level,
- Intersectoral planning,
- Establish pilot operations with local people,
- Ensure compatibility with biodiversity conservation.
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