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Local de l’ATPNE Korba

ATPN classe en plein aire

ATPN outdoor class

Name of organisation:  Tunisian Association for the Protection of Nature and the Environment, Korba

Funding support: FDF CEPF

Number of staff:  3

Number of visitors per year: 100

Overall aims of the centre

Environmental education at the Korba lagoon

Description of the centre

The lagoon is 12km long and covers around 450ha, of which half is submerged.  It is a sensitive natural site and very vulnerable due to anthropomorphic pressures from the neighbouring urban area.  It was designated a Ramsar site in 2007 and IBA in 1998.  The Korba lagoon attracts diverse and numerous water birds (around 60 species of water).  In effect, this wetland acts as a wintering, nesting and migratory stopover site.

In terms of flora, the site is important for many rare species such as the cabbage palm.  Numerous mammals, reptiles and rodents are also present.

In 2014, thanks to the monitoring programme set up as part of the AAO-CEPF ecotourism project, the first successful nesting of greater flamingos took place in the north of Tunisaia.  After this, ATPNE Korba, in partnership with the Friends of the Birds Association, ringed 45 flamingo chicks.  All of these characteristics make the side an excellent place for environment education.

The site is located in the North of Tunisia (Cap Bon).  For a full list of species, please click here.

Activité pédagogique

Educational activity

Main CEPA work areas

Primary school environment clubs exist in order to raise awareness of young people of the importance and biodiversity of the lagoon.  Public awareness-raising days are held for both young people and adults.  Field trips.  Ornithology club.

Top three successes

Practically all the projects, particularly the site visits.

Top three challenges

Engaging local administrations in waste management projects and discharge of waste water.

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat

Participation

Working with disabled people; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns

General

PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Fund-raising; Project planning.

Name: Hend ABID

Address:  Avenu Taher ben achour Korba.  E-mail: aao.cepf.Korba@gmail.com Telephone: +216 20 087 759 Skype: hend.abid2

Web site: https://web.facebook.com/ATPNEdeKorba/

 

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