Parc National de la Langue de Barbarie - marine

Country/territory: Senegal

IBA criteria met: A4i (2016)
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Area: 103,906 ha

Nature - Communautés - Développement

Site description (2012 baseline)
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Senegal Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Eastern Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 1367 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 69 m and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 22.24 and 22.91 °C.

Key biodiversity
6 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Parc National de la Langue de Barbarie include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Caspian Tern (LC) 450-765 individuals, Grey-headed Gull (LC) 18000-18000 individuals, Gull-billed Tern (LC) 600-720 individuals, Little Tern (LC) 105-200 individuals, Royal Tern (LC) 8745-15105 individuals and Slender-billed Gull (LC) 17100-17100 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parc National de la Langue de Barbarie - marine. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.