Parc national du Delta du Saloum

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Parc national du Delta du Saloum

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  • Area: 
    73,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    13°37'N 16°42'W
  • Transboundary Site: 
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Delta du Saloum. 03/04/84; Kaolack, Fatwick; 73,000 ha; 13°37'N 016°42'W. Biosphere Reserve. Delta of the Sine and Saloum Rivers consisting of extensive mangrove forests dissected by saline channels, lagoons, islands, and islets. The site includes dune areas with dry, open forest. The site supports a varied fauna, including numerous species of notable mammals, four species of breeding turtles, and numerous species of nesting waterbirds and wintering Palearctic migrants. Human activities include nature conservation, tourism, and pastoralism. Management issues include illegal gathering of mollusc, bird, and turtle eggs and unsustainable exploitation of plant products. Surrounding areas are used for agriculture, livestock rearing, fishing, and hunting. Ramsar site no. 288. Most recent RIS information: 1992.
Transboundary designation: 
The Site is part of the “Niumi-Saloum” Transboundary Ramsar Site declared in 2008, along with Site no. 1840 “Niumi National Park” in Gambia.

Administrative region: 
Kaolack, Fatick

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • national park - Parc national du Delta du Saloum
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