Ichkeul National Park World Heritage Site

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Ichkeul National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Vue matinale de la montagne dominant le parc Ichkeul.jpg
Ichkeul mountain
Map showing the location of Ichkeul National Park
Map showing the location of Ichkeul National Park
LocationTunisia
Nearest cityMateur
Coordinates37°10′0″N 9°40′0″E / 37.16667°N 9.66667°E / 37.16667; 9.66667Coordinates: 37°10′0″N 9°40′0″E / 37.16667°N 9.66667°E / 37.16667; 9.66667
Area126 km²
Established1980
TypeNatural
Criteriax
Designated1980 (4th session)
Reference no.8
State Party Tunisia
RegionArab States
Endangered1996–2006
Official nameIchkeul
Designated24 November 1980
Reference no.213[1]

Lake Ichkeul (Arabic: بحيرة اشكل‎) is a lake in northern Tunisia, located 20 kilometres (12 miles) to Bizerte, the northernmost city in Africa on the Mediterranean Sea. The lake and wetlands of Ichkeul National Park are an important stopping-over point for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds each year. Among the lake's visitors are ducks, geese, storks, and pink flamingoes. Dam construction on the lake's feeder rivers has produced major changes to the ecological balance of the lake and wetlands.

  1. ^ "Ichkeul". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

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