IBA criteria met: B1a, B3a (2019)
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Area: 16 ha
Kalissaye Avifaunal Reserve lies in the South-Western of Senegal, in the region of Ziguinchor, Commune of Kafountine. With an area of 16ha, the site is a home to about 73 bird species, more than 30 fish species and 75 plant species (FIBA, 2011). Other biodiversity include Dolphins, Manatees and Sea Turtles.
The site serves as source of various human survival services including fishes, oysters, arches, salt production, etc.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kalissaye Avifaunal Reserve. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/6854 on 07/06/2023.