Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve (Niger)

The site is located in the centre of the country and extends over an area of 1,413,625 ha. It comprises a mosaic of savannahs, depressions, pits and sand dunes. The fauna includes mammals such as dorcas gazelle, pale fox, and golden jackal. The population of the reserve belongs to two main ethnic groups – the Touaregs and the Peulhs – with almost 20,000 inhabitants, whose main activity is pastoralism with a nomadic way of life.