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Sahel Partial Faunal Reserve

Sahel, Burkina Faso

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The Sylvo-Pastoral and Partial Faunal Reserve of the Sahel is the largest protected area of Burkina Faso, comprising an area of 16,000 km2. Within the area of the nature reserve are temporary lakes (Mare d'Oursi, Mare de Yomboli, Mare de Kissi) being important for migratory birds.

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  • WDPA ID3225
  • NameSahel
  • Original NameSahel
  • Country / TerritoryBFA
  • Sub locationBF-12
  • IUCN CategoryIVWhat is this?
  • English DesignationPartial Faunal Reserve
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1970
  • Reported Area km216000.0
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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Ministere de l'Environnement et de l'Eau, Burkina Faso (2003)

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