Country/territory: Guinea

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii (2001)
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Area: 90,000 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 high not assessed not assessed
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Site description
The site lies immediately to the north of the Conakry peninsula. The site spans part of the Baie de Sangaréya and the mouths of the Rio Konkouré and the Rio Bouramaya and includes 28,000 ha of mangroves, mudflats and sandbanks, as well as a small area of rice-fields. Kabitaï (IBA GN011) is only a few kilometres to the north.

Key biodiversity
See Box for key species. The mangroves provide nesting sites for several species of waterbird including Ardea goliath, Casmerodius albus, Scopus umbretta and Ciconia episcopus.

Non-bird biodiversity: Among mammals, Trichechus senegalensis (VU) is known to occur in the mangroves and the dolphin Tursiops truncatus (DD) has been recorded in the bay.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Konkouré. Downloaded from on 18/01/2021.