|Central coordinates||4o 40.00' West 14o 50.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information See Box for key species. In January 1995 a total of 16,546 waterbirds was counted on approximately 25% of the site.
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos||winter||1978||12,500 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Northern Pintail Anas acuta||winter||1987||63,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Garganey Anas querquedula||winter||1987||57,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca||winter||1986||350 individuals||-||A1, A4i||Near Threatened|
|Great Egret Casmerodius albus||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||-||-||unknown||A4iii|
|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 landscapes (terrestrial)||98%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity The mammal Trichechus senegalensis (VU) has been reported to occur.
Management considerations This site was designated a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in 1987. Several villages around the edge of the site depend on the wetlands for fishing and rice production. Although currently not a major threat, these activities could increase to become so, either through increased human population or through a reduction in size of the wetland. The impact of proposed dams and water diversion projects within the catchment area is also a significant potential threat.
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References Dodman and Taylor (1995), Jones (1993).
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