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.

Human Activities:

© Comité Español del Programa MAB

Alcabaza, Mulhacén and Veleta peaks, Sierra Nevada Biosphere Reserve, Spain

  • Agriculture
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Livestock raising

Protection Classification :

Lastón, Sierra Nevada, Spain. © A. Miguelez

Lastón, Sierra Nevada, Spain. © A. Miguelez

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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