Barrage de Tougouri
- Country:Burkina Faso
- Site number:2253
- Area:1,221 ha
- Designation date:02-02-2016
- Coordinates:13°19'N 00°32'E
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Barrage de Tougouri is a permanent freshwater reservoir characterized by a thick forest reserve of hygrophilous plant species including Anogeissus leiocarpus, Kaya senegalensis, Mitragyna inermis and Ficus gnaphalocarpa. It hosts an important population of Nile crocodiles, herons, ducks, teals and spotted-backed weaver, and serves as a breeding ground for the cattle egret. Fish species in the Site include tilapia, sardines and catfish. The reservoir supplies groundwater for most wells in the communities and so plays an important role in the area’s hydrological cycle. The main human activities include crop farming, fishing and cattle rearing. The Site is facing current threats from droughts which are exacerbated by overgrazing and the unsustainable management of many wetlands.
Région du Centre-Nord
- Last publication date:24-02-2016
Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)
Additional reports and documents
- Taxonomic lists of plant and animal species occurring in the site
- Other published literature