Table 3: Conservation statuses of the Ferruginous duck’s wintering sites.

Site nameTypes of habitatRegionRamsar statusSIBE1IBA2

Marais de l’wad SmirMarshlandNorth-WestCandidateX
Barrage de SmirArtificial reservoir / DamNorth-WestCandidate
Marais du bas LoukkosMarshlandNorth-WestXXX
Merja des Wlad SkherMarshlandNorth-WestX
Merja BarghaMarshlandNorth-WestXX
Merja Al HalloufaMarshlandNorth-WestXX
Merja ZergaMarshlandNorth-WestXXX
Merja de l’wad FouwarateMarshlandNorth-WestXX
Merja de Sidi Bou GhabaMarshlandNorth-WestXXX
Plan d’eau de DwiyateLakeNorth-WestX
Embouchure de l’wad MalwiyaRiver mouthNorth-EastXXX
Barrage Mohammed VArtificial reservoir / DamNorth-EastXXX
Marais de Wad Al MalehMarshlandCentre-AtlanticX
Barrage de l’wad Al MellahArtificial reservoir / DamCentre-AtlanticX
Lagunes de Sidi Moussa-WalidiaLagoon/MarshlandCentre-AtlanticXX
Barrage Al MassiraArtificial reservoir / DamCentre-AtlanticXXX
Côte et Archipel d’EssawiraCoastal wetlandCentre-AtlanticXXX
Dayet ‘AwaInland lakeAtlasX
Dayet IfrahInland lakeAtlasX
Plan d’eau de ZerrouqaInland lakeAtlasX
Aguelmam AfennourirInland lakeAtlasXXX
Aguelmam N’TifounassineInland lakeAtlasXX
Aguelmams Sidi Ali-Ta’nzoultInland lakeAtlasXX
Aguelmam AbekhaneInland lakeAtlasX
Barrage Al Mansour Ad-DahbiArtificial reservoir / DamSouthXX
Embouchure de l’wad TamriRiver mouthSouthXX
Embouchure de l’wad MassaRiver mouthSouthXX
Baie d’Ad-DakhlaBaySouthXXX

1 Sites of Biological and Ecological Importance.
2 Important Birds and Biodiversity Areas.
The Ferruginous duck has been reported only once in those wetlands (1-2 ducks).