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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)


 Map of waterbodies in Algeria
 Africa Lake Biodiversity Conservation Priorities 2003

Physical Characteristics

Type Intermittent


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

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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