Bafing-Falémé

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Bafing-Falémé

  • Country: 
    Guinea
  • Site number: 
    1719
  • Area: 
    517,300 ha
  • Designation date: 
    16-10-2007
  • Coordinates: 
    12°00'N 11°30'W
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Overview

Bafing-Falémé. 16/10/07; Labé; 517,300 ha; 12°00'N 011°30'W. Includes managed resource protected areas (IUCN cat. VI). An extensive area of rolling terrain, 800m-1000m altitude, including gallery forest, shrub and wooded savannah, and floodplains, near where the Bafing River descends from the Fouta Djallon massif northward to become the Senegal River in northwestern Mali. The area has an important influence on the hydrology of the Senegal River basin and it also supports an array of threatened species such as chimpanzees, lions, and vultures. Human uses include agriculture and pastoral pursuits in the floodplain areas. There is presently no management plan for the whole site, but steps are being taken to alleviate threats from unmanaged forestry, brush fires, poaching of protected species and out of season hunting. Ramsar site no. 1719. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

Administrative region: 
9

  • National legal designation: 
    • wilderness area
    • strict nature reserve
    • national park
  • Last publication date: 
    16-10-2007

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