Réserve Spéciale de Faune de Ndiaël

Délimitation de la réserve spéciale d'avifaune du Ndiaël
Spécimen de Dalbergia melanoxylon
Nid oie de Gambie dans la zone de Niourkoulène
îlot de nidification des oies de Gambie(Sud réserve)
Délimitation réserve Ndiaël(Pancartage)
Travaux de bornage dans la réserve du Ndiaël
Ouvrage de franchissement et de régulation sur le Yetti yone
 Prix AEWA 2015 décerné à l'Association Inter-villageoise du Ndiaël(AIV)
Mirador d'observation de Yowré
Visite Mission BAD dans la réserve du Ndiael(lisière Grande mare)
Impact du dragage du cours d'eau de Yetti yone par le PREFELAG
Initiation des gardes de la réserve et de certains  membres de l'AIV aux techniques d'identification et de dénombrement de l'avifaune.
Initiation des gardes de la réserve et de certains  membres de l'AIV aux techniques d'identification et de dénombrement de l'avifaune.
Spécimen de Celtis integrifolia

Réserve Spéciale de Faune de Ndiaël

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  • Area: 
    26,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    16°14'N 16°03'W
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The Site is an inland wetland, specifically an impervious alluvial basin, on saline soil in the floodplain of the Senegal River. It is part of the Senegal River Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, and  has been classified as a special wildlife reserve since 1965. The vegetation is dominated by annual grasses and Acacia species. The Site is of great conservation importance, especially for birds such as Temminck’s courser (Cursorius temminckii), squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides), black crowned crane (Balearica pavonina) and Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca). It also hosts mammals including jackal (Canis aureus), patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas), warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) and water mongoose (Attlax paludinosus); and reptiles such as the African python (Python sebae). The wetland is also of economic, cultural, scientific and recreational value, and is vital for the wellbeing of local people, for example providing water for livestock and crops. However, it is still vulnerable to threats such as desertification, proliferation of invasive species, agricultural and forestry effluents and water abstraction. The natural hydrology of the region was transformed in the 1960s to improve conditions for agriculture, and then affected by long periods of drought. The main ecological features of the Site were degraded and the subsistence and survival of indigenous communities threatened. A management plan is now being implemented to restore the hydrological and ecological characteristics of the Ndiaël to maintain its function for local communities and wildlife.

Administrative region: 
Saint-Louis, Dagana

  • National legal designation: 
    • special wildlife reserve - Réserve Spéciale de Faune de Ndiaël
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