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Delta du Saloum


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
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 1,291-2,515 individuals B3a
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1998 present A3
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC winter 2014-2017 17-25 individuals B3a
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 2014-2017 289-426 individuals B3a
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC non-breeding 2014-2017 4,717-7,536 individuals B3a
Western Reef-egret Egretta gularis LC non-breeding 2014-2017 3,089-4,663 individuals A4, B3a
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens LC non-breeding 2014-2017 707-1,292 individuals A4, B3a
Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 1,786-2,703 individuals B3a
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC non-breeding 2014-2017 3,129-9,208 individuals B3a
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT winter 2014-2017 717-927 individuals B1a
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC winter 2014-2017 4,191-5,322 individuals B3a
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC winter 2014-2017 1,127-1,447 individuals B3a
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2014-2017 187-288 individuals B1a
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2014-2017 3,073-3,553 individuals B1a
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2014-2017 130 individuals B1a
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2014-2017 64-80 individuals B1a
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 2014-2017 1,857-2,211 individuals B1a
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC non-breeding 2014-2017 1,188-1,950 individuals B3a
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 573-969 individuals B3a
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC non-breeding 2014-2017 705-978 individuals B3a
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus CR resident 2014-2017 2 individuals A1
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos EN resident 2014-2017 2 individuals A1
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 Lanius corvinus LC resident 1998 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1998 present A3
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla LC 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
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera LC 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 non-breeding 2014-2017 39,928-42,516 individuals B3b

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

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
Foret de Wélor Forest Reserve 4,751 protected area contained by site 0
Foret de Sangako Forest Reserve 2,491 protected area overlaps with site 0
Foret de Fathala Forest Reserve 7,262 protected area overlaps with site 0
Delta du Saloum Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 73,000 protected area overlaps with site 73,000
Delta du Saloum National Park 59,934 protected area overlaps with site 59,934
Delta du Saloum UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 180,000 protected area overlaps with site 180,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Marine Neritic -
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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta du Saloum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2022.