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Delta du Saloum


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1998 1,300 individuals A4i
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1998 present A3
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 1997 217 individuals A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC non-breeding 1997 852 individuals A4i
Egretta gularis NR breeding 1998 1,750 breeding pairs A4i
Egretta gularis NR non-breeding 1997 1,729 individuals A4i
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens LC non-breeding 1997 2,254 individuals A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1998 2,328 individuals A4i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 1997 4,358 individuals A4i
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC winter 1998 5,610 individuals A4i
Charadrius alexandrinus NR winter 1997 2,343 individuals A4i
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC winter 1998 1,995 individuals A4i
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 1998 16,256 individuals A4i
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC winter 1997 14,180 individuals A4i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 1997 1,952 individuals A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding 1998 3,350 breeding pairs A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1997 9,086 individuals A4i
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC breeding 1998 4,600 breeding pairs A4i
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC non-breeding 1997 1,833 individuals A4i
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii LC winter 1997 522 individuals A1
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC winter 1998 7,813 individuals A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 1998 8,610 breeding pairs A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC non-breeding 1997 1,773 individuals A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1998 80 breeding pairs A4i
Sterna nilotica NR breeding 1997 309 breeding pairs A4i
Sterna nilotica NR winter 1997 612 individuals A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter 1997 4,050 individuals A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC breeding 1999 40,000 breeding pairs A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC non-breeding 1998 988 individuals A4i
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1998 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1998 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 1998 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1998 present A3
Eremomela pusilla NR resident 1998 present A3
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma LC resident 1998 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 1998 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1998 present A3
Pytilia phoenicoptera NR resident 1998 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1998 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 1998 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1997-1998 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1997-1999 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

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 high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Delta du Saloum National Park 59,934 protected area contained by site 59,934
Delta du Saloum UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 180,000 is identical to site 180,000
Delta du Saloum Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 73,000 protected area contained by site 73,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Marine Neritic (Nearshore Shelf) -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest Mangrove -
Marine Intertidal -
Wetlands (inland) Estuarine waters, Saltpans -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta du Saloum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2019.