Baobolon Wetland Reserve

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Baobolon Wetland Reserve

  • Country: 
    Gambia
  • Site number: 
    860
  • Area: 
    20,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    16-09-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    13°31'N 15°52'W
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Overview

Baobolon Wetland Reserve. 16/09/96; North Bank Division; 20,000 ha; 13°50'N 015°90'W. Protected Wetland. A tidal wetland complex on the Gambia River consisting of six major bolons (tributaries), tidal estuaries, and three distinct wetland ecosystems: mangrove forest, saltmarsh and savanna woodland. The tidal flats have been dyked for fresh water retention and rice production. The mangroves provide important fish spawning habitat. The site borders Senegal, offering the potential for bilateral cooperation with management. Human activities are predominantly recreational (birdwatching, wildlife viewing, fishing, and canoeing) and also include mangrove and thatch grass harvesting. Ramsar site no. 860. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
North Bank Division

  • National legal designation: 
    • protected wetland area
  • Last publication date: 
    16-09-1996

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