Samba Dia Biosphere Reserve is located at the Atlantic coast within the West African woodland savanna. The flat plain is only 5-10 meters above sea level and contains one of the best remaining stands of the once widespread Borassus aethiopum communities. In addition to these palm stands, there are populations of Acacia seyal, Combretum glutinosum and Anogeissus leiocarpus.
Surface : 756 ha
- Core area(s): N/A
- Buffer zone(s): N/A
- Transition area(s): N/A
Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Protection de la Nature; Direction des Eaux, Forêts et Chasse; Direction des Parcs Nationaux
Inspecteur Régional des Eaux et Forêts de Fatick
Gestionnaire de la RB de Samba DIA
Tel.: 00 (221) 33 9491372
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Coastal zone forest dominated by Borassus aethiopum and with Acacia seyal, Combretum glutinosum and Anogeissus leiocarpus; sahelo-sudanian savanna characterized by Acacia seyal, A. senegal, A. albida, Borassus flabellifer, Detarium microcarpum etc.; agroecosystems
People mostly rely on agriculture, livestock raising and gathering of forest resources. The Borassus forest is mainly threatened because agriculture and pastures lands are not sufficient to support the inhabitants of the biosphere reserve who also collect fuel wood in the forest. A study on the rehabilitation of the forest has been carried out in order to protect the biodiversity in the area.
Last updated: December 2018