Important developments at Ichkeul, Tunisia

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.