Niumi National Park was gazetted in 1986 and encompasses the lsland of Jinack and is contiguous with Senegal’s, Delta du Saloum national park and Biosphere Reserve. The detailed boundary demarcation survey has yet to take place. Therefore there is still no physical demarcation of the boundaries on the ground.

The international character of the Delta as one ecological entity with vital and incalculable environmental value to the region and its people triggered the Gambia and Senegal, to recognize that the protection and management of this life support system and its resources are a crucial factor in the long-term management of the region.

The area supports a complex of flora and fauna of great scientific interest.

Threats to the environment
Threats to reptiles