|2006||Removed from Danger list|
|1980||Inscribed||Reasons for inscription|
|1979||Deferred||Until Tunisia has contacted other States to ensure adequate protection of summering and wintering areas of major migratory species found in Ichkeul|
|1978||Deferred||Lack of documentation|Jarek Pokrzywnicki (Poland):
Well, the place was visited by me in 1999 but I guess that most of the information is actual. The easiest way to get there is by car (I haven't even checked the possibility of local transportation there), from Tunis take road P7 to Mateur and then P11 to Tinia, after a while turn left on a non-sealed but stable road you can reach the gate of the park (there is an entrance fee for the car). Just around 2 km from the place there is an eco-museum (at the time of my visit it was free of charge) with local exhibitions. From that point you can take an easy by-the-lake walk on a local road (unsealed) round the lake. All that area together with a nearby Jabal (Mointain) Ichkeul and the marchlands with bulls (on a way to the park) are inscribed as World Heritage Site. More info:
Date posted: December 2010 ():
Ichkeul is about 25km south of Bizerte and one of the most important rest areas of migration birds. During the winter months the Lake Ichkeul is filled primarily from freshwater rivers, the salt content ist low. During the summer months the water evaporats and then the surface level of the lake is below zero and sea-water fills the lake via a connection channel. The salt contemt raises.
Different anaimals determine the two seasons, particularily fish.
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