Ain Elzarga Wetland is a Ramsar-protected wetland of Libya. It was established in 2000 and covers an area of 33 hectares (82 acres).[2][3] Ramsar says of it: "A small natural sebkha or depression with at least one natural connection to the sea, wet all year round but with increasing water levels and salinity during summer. The sebkha, with mudflats and salt marsh community, is surrounded by dunes from east to west and rocky hills to the south and east. The site is one of the most important wetlands in the area of the El Kouf National Park for migratory waterbirds. The birdwatching and ecotourism potential is considerable but undeveloped. Unsustainable hunting and destruction of vegetation, especially during summer, are considered threats."[3] 32°47′N 22°21′E / 32.783°N 22.350°E / 32.783; 22.350[4]

Official nameAin Elzarga
Designated5 April 2000
Reference no.1027[1]


  1. ^ "Ain Elzarga". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Ain Elzarga Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)". Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b "The Annotated Ramsar List: Libya". Ramsar. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Ain Elzarga Wetland". Ramsar Sites. Retrieved 21 April 2016.