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State of Conservation (SOC)

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Date of Inscription: 1981
Nomination records (Year): 1978
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Danger List: Yes
  • Water (rain/water table)
  • Water infrastructure
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 2000 -2006
Threats to the Site:

The sanctuary is threatened by an aquatic fern, Salvinia molesta, which proliferates across the river and invades neighboring Mauritania Diawling park. An attempt biological control - by introducing beetles eating plants supplied by South Africa - has not yielded the expected results.

The national authorities are in favor of registration to facilitate their task and to appeal to donors.

Year: 1984 -1988
Threats to the Site:

The Committee was informed by IUCN that the immediate threat posed by the earthen dam upstream from this property had been removed since the recent rains had been sufficiently abundant to wash this temporary dam away. However, the longer term threat posed by the dam to be constructed down-stream still remained and still,seriously jeopardised the future of this site.


* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.