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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

CountrySenegal
Date of Inscription1981
CategoryNatural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/25

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.

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Capital: Dakar
Currency: CFA franc (XOF)
Language: French, Wolof, Pulaar
Time Zone: UTC

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