Country/territory: Mali

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2001)
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Area: 40,000 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 low not assessed not assessed
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Site description
Séri is an extensive flood-plain complex on the western bank of the Diaka river, in the western central part of the Inner Delta of the Niger, immediately west of the town of Toguéré-Koumbé. It is located about 65 km north-east of the town of Mopti and some 50 km south-west of Lac Oualado Débo (site ML009). In years of good rainfall the area is flooded between August and January and begins to dry out thereafter.

Key biodiversity
See Box for key species. In January 1995 a total of 16,546 waterbirds was counted on approximately 25% of the site.

Non-bird biodiversity: The mammal Trichechus senegalensis (VU) has been reported to occur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Séri. Downloaded from on 29/10/2020.