Ichkeul in Tunisia is generally recognized (with Camargue in France, Donana in Spain, and El Kala in Algeria) as one of the four major wetlands of the western Mediterranean basin.
It has been listed as a National Park in Tunisia and recognized at international level as a World Heritage site, a Ramsar site and a MAB reserve. Mike Smart reports on recent developments there and argues that the Tunisian authorities should be warmly congratulated by the international community on this major and long-awaited action for the restoration of the original ecological conditions at Ichkeul.
Source: website of the Ramsar Convention
Photo by Nejib Benessaiah
Updated on 8/26/2008 8:39:43 AM.