Lac Faguibine

Country/territory: Mali

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2001)
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Area: 45,000 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
Lac Faguibine is a semi-permanent wetland lying to the north of the Inner Delta, about 80 km west of Tombouctou, on the boundary between the Sahelian and Saharan zones. It is oriented south-west–north-east and triangular in shape, 75 km long, up to 15 m deep and, maximally, 12 km wide at its north-eastern end. From this point a permanent swamp runs south that connects it with Lac Télé (site ML004).

Key biodiversity
See Box for key species. In addition, three species of the Sahel biome (A03) have been recorded from around Lac Faguibine; see Table 2.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lac Faguibine. Downloaded from on 03/03/2024.