IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC non-breeding 2014-2017 591-1,695 individuals B3a
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT winter 2014-2017 20-38 individuals B1a
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2014-2017 28-41 individuals B1a
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2014-2017 174-517 individuals B1a
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2014-2017 28-52 individuals B1a
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2014-2017 30 individuals B1a
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC non-breeding 2014-2017 1,492-1,853 individuals B3a
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 2,586-3,821 individuals B3a
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC non-breeding 2014-2017 303 individuals B3a

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Réserve Naturelle Communautaire de Palmarin Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 10,430 protected area overlaps with site 0
Joal Marine Protected Area 17,362 protected area overlaps with site 0
Forêt classée de Samba Dia UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 756 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Delta du Saloum UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 180,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Delta du Saloum Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 73,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Joal-Fadiouth. Downloaded from on 29/11/2022.