- Site number:2326
- Area:30,014 ha
- Designation date:01-09-2017
- Coordinates:12°48'N 16°42'W
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This rich coastal and marine Site consists of gallery forests, stands of mangrove (Avicennia and Rhizophora), bolongs (saltwater channels) and freshwater rivers. It is potentially the last refuge for numerous endangered species, and it hosts five of the seven sea turtle species that visit West African waters, including the leatherback, olive ridley, hawksbill and green turtle. The bird species present include little stint, black-tailed godwit, sanderling, bar-tailed godwit, Eurasian curlew, whimbrel, red knot and great white egret. The Site is also a feeding area for humpback dolphins and African manatees. In the area surrounding the Kalissaye wetlands, fish smoking activities have implications for the Site’s resources and their dynamics, while exploitation of the Site’s rich habitats threatens the biodiversity that depends on them. Specific threats include the collection of tern and sea turtle eggs.
- Global international designation:
- Other global designation
- National legal designation:
- RESERVE ORNITHOLOGIQUE DE KALISSAYE - KALISSAYE
- ZICO SN15 - KALISSAYE
- ZONE CLASSEE - KALISSAYE
- Last publication date:01-02-2018