Delta du Saloum - marine

Country/territory: Senegal

IBA Criteria met: A4, B3a, B3b (2019)
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Area: 281,385 ha

Protection status:

Site description
The site is included in the Senegalese Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The site overlaps partially with the Delta du Saloum UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve.

Key biodiversity
Seaward extension of important colonies of Royal Tern, Caspian Tern, Slender-billed Gull and Grey-headed Gull. All the previous species tigger IBA criteria: Royal Tern (LC) 46925-79803 individuals, Caspian Tern (LC) 13744-22908 individuals, Slender-billed Gull (LC) 13547-22581 individuals and Grey-headed Gull (LC) 21958-36600 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta du Saloum - marine. Downloaded from on 01/10/2020.