The Ichkeul lake and wetland are a major stopover point for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, such as ducks, geese, storks and pink flamingoes, who come to feed and nest there. Ichkeul is the last remaining lake in a chain that once extended across North Africa.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|x||To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.||All|
|Dar El Annabi||2020||68km||site_ao|
|An Ancient Tophet at Carthage||2017||67.8km||site_ao|
|Hôtel du Lac||1970||60.8km||site_brutalism|
|Medina of Tunis||1979||58.3km||site_whs|
|Archaeological Site of Carthage||1979||67.2km||site_whs|
|The Implicit Threat of Being Designated a World Heritage Site||2019||67.3km||post|
|The mystery of Star Wars and Tunisia’s rundown Brutalist hotel||2019||58.1km||post|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.