Lac Télé

Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
Lac Télé is a semi-permanent wetland on the northern edge of the Inner Delta of the Niger, situated immediately north-west of the town of Goundam. It connects Lac Faguibine (site ML003), some 30 km to the north, with the Inner Delta to the south through an intermittent drainage system.

Key biodiversity
See Box for key species. In addition, three species of the Sahel biome (A03) have been recorded from around the lake (see Table 2). In February 1985 the site held 24,603 waterfowl of 17 species. However, the following winter the site was completely dry.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is dependent on adequate rainfall and resultant flood-levels to retain water through the northern winter.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac Télé. Downloaded from on 06/05/2021.