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La Vallee d’Iherir Lakes

General Information

Description La Vallee d'Iherir lies in a high valley in the center of a limestone Saharan plateau, and has numerous intermittent streams, lakes, marshes and freshwater springs.
Country Algeria
Latitude 25° 24' 0" (25.4000)
Longitude 8° 25' 0" (8.4167)

Maps

 Map of waterbodies in Algeria
 Africa Lake Biodiversity Conservation Priorities 2003

Physical Characteristics

Description
Type Intermittent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
World Heritage Site
Ramsar Site Name La Vallée d’Iherir
Ramsar Designations 1, 2, 3
Species of Concern Lizards, serpents and four species of fish have survived the ongoing desertification of the area and are both rare and endangered.

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