Sylvo-Pastoral and Partial Faunal Reserve of the Sahel

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Sylvo-Pastoral and Partial Faunal Reserve of the Sahel
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Tigerbusch Vegetationsband Marco Schmidt 0773.jpg
Tiger bush in the northern part of the reserve.
Location Burkina Faso
Nearest city Gorom-Gorom
Coordinates 14°42′27″N 0°17′35″E / 14.70750°N 0.29306°E / 14.70750; 0.29306Coordinates: 14°42′27″N 0°17′35″E / 14.70750°N 0.29306°E / 14.70750; 0.29306
Area 16000 km²
Established 1970

The Sylvo-Pastoral and Partial Faunal Reserve of the Sahel is the largest protected area of Burkina Faso, comprising an area of 16,000 km2. Within the area of the nature reserve are temporary lakes (Mare d'Oursi, Mare de Yomboli, Mare de Kissi) being important for migratory birds.