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Location Mali, Tombouctou
Central coordinates 3o 45.00' West  16o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 5,600 ha
Altitude 260 m
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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   26%
Wetlands (inland)   9%
Shrubland   13%
Grassland   50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

Related state of the world's birds case studies

References Altenburg et al. (1986), Skinner (1987).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac Télé. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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