|Central coordinates||3o 45.00' West 16o 33.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Lac Télé is a semi-permanent wetland on the northern edge of the Inner Delta of the Niger, situated immediately north-west of the town of Goundam. It connects Lac Faguibine (site ML003), some 30 km to the north, with the Inner Delta to the south through an intermittent drainage system.
Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. In addition, three species of the Sahel biome (A03) have been recorded from around the lake (see Table 2). In February 1985 the site held 24,603 waterfowl of 17 species. However, the following winter the site was completely dry.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca||winter||1984||300 individuals||-||A1, A4i||Near Threatened|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||-||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||26%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
References Altenburg et al. (1986), Skinner (1987).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac Télé. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/07/2015
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