The Ndiael basin will soon recover its erstwhile drainage network that prevailed before its actual dry state. In a bid to re-flood this avifauna reserve which state is closely linked to the Djoudj national Park, the excavation of a 28 km canal is in progress. The purpose is to connect lake “Lac de Guiers” to the big pond.
Colonel Dibocor Dione said the ultimate goal of this project is to ensure that this reserve recovers its erstwhile functions as a breadbasket of Djoudj that wil be well flooded, best preserved, and again become a refuge paradise and breeding ground for migratory birds with a hope to see again species that have disappeared from the Ndiael fauna. '' The birds usually get lot of food here because, unlike Djoudj where food is scarce at this time of the year, you have water lilies here. Consequently, birds come during day time looking for food in the Ndiael reserve and return to rest at night in the Djoudj national park. The loss of this reserve would be a disaster because the birds are accustomed to its environment'' the Coordinator of the RSAN concluded.
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