Lac Magui

Panneau Association protection Lac Magui
Zone de pêche au Lac Magui
Vue de la mare Doro, plus grand plan d'eau de Magui
Peuplement de Doum au lac Magui
Acacia senegal en inondation temporaire au lac Magui
Cormorans au lac Magui
Dortoir des oiseaux d'eau au lac Magui
Ilot dortoir au lac Magui
Ilot du lac Magui
Campement e pêcheurs au bord du lac Magui
Zone de pâturage

Lac Magui

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    24,740 ha
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    14°44'N 11°04'W
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Lac Magui. 22/03/2013; Kayes; 24,740 ha; 14°38'39'N 11°01'38'W. A permanent freshwater lake, receiving run-offs from several creeks. The lake is lined with herbaceous and woody plants at the bottom and very rich in biodiversity including small mammals, reptiles, fishes and waterbirds. It is a source of food and resting ground for several migrating birds with over 95 species identified, including Garganey Anas querquedula, Northern Pintail Anas acuta, Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus and the Purple Heron Ardea purpurea. 26,000 birds were counted in 2003 and over 21,800 in 2005. It is an important source of food and spawning ground for fishes from River Senegal. Its main hydrological functions include water retention, groundwater recharge, flood control and shoreline stabilisation, and it is important in maintaining the general hydrological balance of the Senegal River basin. The main human activities carried out in and around the site include agriculture, fishing and harvesting of forest products. Ramsar site no. 2126. Most recent RIS information: 2013.

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