Niayes (from Dakar to St Louis)

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC non-breeding 2014-2017 46-76 individuals B3a
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC non-breeding 2014-2017 928-1,276 individuals B3a
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC non-breeding 2014-2017 251-398 individuals B3a
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2014-2017 104-194 individuals B1a
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2014-2017 17-32 individuals B1a
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 2014-2017 141 individuals B1a

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kayar Marine Protected Area 17,029 protected area overlaps with site 0
Delta du Fleuve Sénégal (Senegal) UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Niayes (from Dakar to St Louis). Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.