Lac Fati

Country/territory: Mali

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i (2001)
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Area: 13,500 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
Lac Fati is another of the lakes at the northern end of the Inner Delta of the Niger, and is situated between the towns of Goundam and Tonka, about 15 km east of Lac Horo (site ML006) and some 15 km south of Lac Télé (ML004). It is a semi-permanent wetland connected to the main Niger river system by a relatively small, ephemeral watercourse.

Key biodiversity
See Box and for key species. In addition, four species of the Sahel biome (A03) have been recorded from the edge of Lac Fati (see Table 2).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lac Fati. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.