This 13.300 ha site –over a half of the total area of the Rural Community- in Southeastern Senegal is situated on the very first northern slope of the Fouta Djallon highland. The area rises from the river Gambia plain (150-200 m high) to a plateau at 400-450 m. It is located at the edge of two different eco-regions: the Western Sudan savannah and the Guinean forested mosaic (eco-regions AT0707 and AT0722, respectively), according to the classification by Olson et al. (2001). Five types of vegetation predominate in the study area: a) woodland, shrub and herbaceous savannah; b) dense semideciduous forests in the foothills; c) gallery forests in ravines; d) rocky cliffs; and d) bowé, outcrops of laterite rock where trees and shrubs cannot grow and that are only covered by grass during the rainy season.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dindefello Natural Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2019.