|Location||Senegal, Cap Vert|
|Central coordinates||17o 28.00' West 14o 39.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 35m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The park consists of three rocky, volcanic islands lying about 4 km west of the Senegal coast, off the southern end of the Cap Vert peninsula on which Dakar lies, and the areas of sea between the islands. The largest, the ‘Iles aux serpents’, is about 15 ha. The islands are covered in steppe-grassland. Trees include baobabs Adansonia, jujubas Ziziphus, prickly-pear Opuntia and tamarinds Tamarindus.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus||breeding||-||30 breeding pairs||-||A4ii||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Magdalen Islands (Iles de la Madeleine)||National Park||45||protected area contains site||45|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity The sea-turtle Caretta caretta (EN) has nested on a small beach and the dolphins Steno bredanensis (DD) and Stenella coeruleoalba (LR/cd) have been recorded within the park. The tortoise Geochelone sulcata (VU) has been introduced to the islands.
References IUCN (1987a), WCMC (1989).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parc National des Iles de la Madeleine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014
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