|Central coordinates||4o 40.00' West 14o 50.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Northern Pintail Anas acuta||winter||1987||63,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Sarkidiornis melanotos||winter||1978||12,500 individuals||-||A4i||Not Recognised|
|Garganey Spatula querquedula||winter||1987||57,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca||winter||1986||350 individuals||-||A1, A4i||Near Threatened|
|Great White Egret Ardea alba||winter||1995||1,750 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus||winter||1978||2,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola||winter||1986||9,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||-||100,000-499,999 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|2001||low||not assessed||not assessed|
|Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data|
|Agriculture and aquaculture||annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming||happening now||small area/few individuals (<10%)||no or imperceptible deterioration||low|
|Biological resource use||fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale||happening now||small area/few individuals (<10%)||no or imperceptible deterioration||low|
|Natural system modifications||dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use)||likely in short term (within 4 years)||some of area/population (10-49%)||no or imperceptible deterioration||low|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Delta Intérieur du Niger||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||4,119,500||protected area contains site||40,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||98%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
References Dodman and Taylor (1995), Jones (1993).
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