Dindefello Natural Reserve

Country/territory: Senegal

IBA Criteria met: (2015)
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Area: 13,150 ha

Nature - Communautés - Développement

Site summary
The Community Nature Reserve of Dindéfélo (henceforth RNCD) was created by the Rural Council of Dindéfélo in 2010 and is located at the Kédougou Department, in the South-eastern extreme of Senegal. It is home to a great diversity of flora and fauna, but also to a great cultural variety, with three ethnic groups (Peul, Bassari and Diakhanké) spread in 10 villages and hamlets around the Reserve, with 6.951 inhabitants and 651 households. 

This collision of agendas generates a conflict of interests between local communities whose welfare depends on the forest goods and services, and conservationists aware of the degradation of the ecosystems. The current situation asks for an extensive assessment of the local ways of sustainable management of biodiversity, which is highly required for addressing the conservation challenges of this newly established Reserve and give answer to the several threats menacing its ecological integrity.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dindefello Natural Reserve. Downloaded from on 20/01/2022.