Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (1981)
Senegal

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Senegal 2002. Birds of Djoudj National Park. Greater Flamingo [Phoenicopterus Roseus].

Situated in the Senegal river delta, the Djoudj Sanctuary is a wetland of 16,000 ha, comprising a large lake surrounded by streams, ponds and backwaters. It forms a living but fragile sanctuary for some 1.5 million birds, such as the white pelican, the purple heron, the African spoonbill, the great egret and the cormorant. 
  • Senegal 2002. Birds of Djoudj National Park. Greater Flamingo [Phoenicopterus Roseus]. 

The bird sanctuary lies on the north bank of the River Senegal in Senegal, north east of St-Louis. It provides a range of wetland  habitats which prove very popular with migrating birds, many of which have just crossed the Sahara. Of almost 400 species of birds, the most visible are pelicans and flamingos. 

Senegal 1974. Two se-tenant stamps and a label, the latter showing the location of Djoudj Bird Sanctuary in Senegal. The birds on the two stamps are Greater Flamingo [Phoenicopterus Roseus].

Senegal 1974. Birds of Djoudj Bird Sanctuary. 1f. African Finfoot. Senegal 1974. Birds of Djoudj Bird Sanctuary. 2f. Eurasian Spoonbill. Senegal 1974. Birds of Djoudj Bird Sanctuary. 3f. Black Crowned Crane. Senegal 1974. Birds of Djoudj Bird Sanctuary. 4f. Little Egret and Great Egret.

In 2000, the site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, due to the introduction of the invasive Giant Salvinia plant, which threatens to choke out the park's native vegetation. 

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Other World Heritage Sites in Senegal (on this web site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Senegal section, for further information on the individual properties. 

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