Recommendation 2.8: Establishment of a protected area in the River Senegal Basin in Mauritania


2nd Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
Groningen, the Netherlands
7-12 May 1984

CONFRONTED by the prospect that, following the development of the River Senegal basin between now and the year 2000, only sites specifically designated as areas for conservation of natural resources will be excluded from development as grazing or irrigated areas;

AWARE of the need to safeguard a specimen of natural habitat in the lower Senegal delta (in particular of the estuarine type which will disappear after the Diama Dam has come into operation in 1986);

THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES

RECOMMENDS that an area including an artificial estuary be protected in Mauritania to complement the Djoudj Park in Senegal.

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