|Central coordinates||13o 41.00' West 9o 47.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii|
|Altitude||0 - 5m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site lies immediately to the north of the Conakry peninsula. The site spans part of the Baie de Sangaréya and the mouths of the Rio Konkouré and the Rio Bouramaya and includes 28,000 ha of mangroves, mudflats and sandbanks, as well as a small area of rice-fields. Kabitaï (IBA GN011) is only a few kilometres to the north.
Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. The mangroves provide nesting sites for several species of waterbird including Ardea goliath, Casmerodius albus, Scopus umbretta and Ciconia episcopus.
Non-bird biodiversity: Among mammals, Trichechus senegalensis (VU) is known to occur in the mangroves and the dolphin Tursiops truncatus (DD) has been recorded in the bay.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Egretta gularis||winter||1988||500 individuals||medium||A4i||Not Recognised|
|Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta||winter||1988||3,000 individuals||medium||A4i||Least Concern|
|Common Redshank Tringa totanus||winter||1988||2,052 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||1988||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|2001||high||not assessed||not assessed|
|Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data|
|Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species||logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale||happening now||some of area/population (10-49%)||slow but significant deterioration||medium|
|Pollution||industrial & military effluents - seepage from mining||happening now||majority/most of area/population (50-90%)||moderate to rapid deterioration||high|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Konkouré||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||90,000||is identical to site||90,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||3%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
References Altenburg and van der Kamp (1991a,b).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Konkouré. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2015
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