Badiar Biosphere Reserve, is situated in the north of Guinea and is adjacent to the Niokolo-Koba Biosphere Reserve in Senegal.
Declaration Date : 2002
Surface Area : 284,300 ha
Administrative Division : Région Naturelle: Moyenne Guinée. Région Administrative Boké, Préfecture: de Koundara CRD: Sambailo
Ecological Characteristics :
Main ecosystems: the reserve is a mosaic of 7 types of plain vegetation: plateaux, hills, grassland and shrubland savannahs, woodland savannahs, open forests, gallery forests, swampy grasslands.
The Biosphere is a refuge for some 80 species of mammals, 330 species of birds, reptiles, fish, etc.
In the national and regional context, the aim of the Badiar N’Dama is to contribute to:
- the struggle against desertification;
- the conservation of the balance of the major Sudano-Sahelien rivers, particularly of the Gambie and Corubal rivers and their high watersheds;
- the conservation of ecosystems representing the Guinean Mosaic forest-savannah corresponding to the Guinea-Congo/Sudan Regional Transition described by White (UNESCO, 1983);
- the conservation of the biological and cultural diversity of the region;
- the sustainable development of the region.
- Livestock raising
Protection Classification :
On a national level : Natural managed reserve, designated Parc National du Badiar following ordinance n°124/PRG/SGG of 30 May 1985.
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