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Location Mali, Mopti
Central coordinates 4o 40.00' West  14o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 40,000 ha
Altitude 263 m
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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta winter  1987  63,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos winter  1978  12,500 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 areas

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  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   98%
Shrubland   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -

Other biodiversity The mammal Trichechus senegalensis (VU) has been reported to occur.

Related state of the world's birds case studies

References Dodman and Taylor (1995), Jones (1993).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Séri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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