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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part B

Aquatic and avian biodiversity at the level of the marine protected area of saint-louis du Senegal: inventory, threats and indicators of governance and steady


Author(s): Ousseynou Niang and Massal Fall

Abstract: The Saint-Louis Marine Protected Area (MPA), located between the former mouth of the Senegalese River and the district of Guet-Ndar, i.e. between longitudes 15 ° 50’.0 N and 15 ° 58’.5 N and latitudes 016 ° 48’.5 W and 016 ° 31’.5 W, is the largest of the 5 MPAs created in Senegal (West Africa) in 2004. It covers an area of ​​49,600 hectares.Its biodiversity, studied by crossing various sources of data (scientific campaigns, field surveys, reference state, etc.), reveals 443 halieutic species and 80 avian species whose viability faces natural, anthropogenic, institutional and political threats. The inventory is, however, to be deepened for incompleted zoological groups such as cetaceans. Prerequisites are specified, followed by the proposal of 8 indicators of good governance and monitoring of biodiversity so that the MPA meets the expectations placed in it during its creation.

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How to cite this article:
Ousseynou Niang, Massal Fall. Aquatic and avian biodiversity at the level of the marine protected area of saint-louis du Senegal: inventory, threats and indicators of governance and steady. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(2):112-119.
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