Country study Burkina Faso 
Biodiversity 

3.3 NON-BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES

The management or exploitation of the following categories of non-biological resources often has an impact on biological diversity.

3.3.1 TOURIST SITES

The following tourist sites are clustered together and attached to urban centres in the country.

Bobo-Dioulasso and its neighbourhoods :

  • city of Bobo-Dioulasso : Big Market, museum, Dioulassoba mosque, tomb of Guimbi OUATTARA, Dioulassoba district
  • village of Koro;
  • Hippopotamuses pond of Bala;
  • village of Borodougou;
  • Dafra sacred pond;
  • Guinguette (Spring of the river Kou).

Banfora and its neighbourhoods :

  • city of Banfora ;
  • sugar zone: SOSUCO, SOPAL;
  • Fabedougou Domes;
  • Sindou Peaks;
  • Cascade of Karfiguela;
  • Waterfalls of Tourni ;
  • Fruit zone Orodara;
  • village of Tengrela.

Gaoua and its neighbourhoods:

  • ruins of Loropeni;
  • city of Gaoua;
  • ruins of Kampti.

Ouagadougou and its neighbourhoods:

  • city of Ouaga : Rood Woko market, museum, handicraft centre, MORO NABA
    Palace ;
  • Museum of Manéga;
  • Crocodiles pond of Bazoulé;
  • Fruit Project of Bazèga;
    - Arstists'village of Laongo;
  • Monastery of Koubri;
  • city of Saponé.

Koudougou and its neighbourhoods:

  • city of Koudougou;
  • Project of Goundi;
  • Pond of sacred crocodiles in Sabou;
  • city of Réo;
  • village of Sambisgo and its "Red Riders".

Ouahigouya and its neighbourhoods:

  • city of Ouahigouya;
  • village of Ramatoulaye;
  • city of Yako : hills of Pilimpikou;
  • city of Gourcy;
  • city of Titao.

Dori and its neighbourhoods:

  • city of Dori;
  • Oasis of Djomga;
  • village of Gorgadji.

and its neighbourhoods:

  • village of Tiakané : Binger's hut;
  • village of Tiébélé : Kasséna habitat;
  • Nazinga Ranch;
  • Kaboré Tambi Park.

Gorom-Gorom and its neighbourhoods:

  • Pond and Dunes of Oursi;
  • Pond of Darkoy;
  • Markoye Ranch;
  • Sanctuary of the Birds of Oursi Pond.

Fada N'Gourma and its neighbourhoods:

  • city of Fada;
  • Lake of Tapoa;
  • village of Namouno;
  • waterfalls of Koudou;
  • cliffs Gobnangou;
  • W National Park;
  • Kompienga Dam;
  • fauna reserve of Arly;
  • Bagré Dam;
  • Hippopotamuses Pond of Lenga, called "Woozi" (this site has now been swallowed up by the water of the Kompienga Dam).

Many other sites besides those above-listed exist, but they have not been valorised yet.

3.3.2 MINERAL RESOURCES

At the level of mining, many studies or prospecting have revealed that the country owns a wide range of mineral indices such as gold, phosphorous, zinc, silver, lead, nickel, bauxite, limestones and cement stones, magnetites, manganese, bituminous schists and diamond. For the time being only gold has been the object of industrial exploitation, semi-industrial exploitation, handicraft or gold washing. The existence of functional small china tiles units can also been mentioned. The exploitation of the manganese of Tambao whose volume reaches 17 million tonnes with a content of 54 %, as well as that of the huge sulphides of Perkoa whose deposit is estimated at five million tonnes have started. All these mineral activities have a negative impact on the environment and it is worth compensating each time these activities are undertaken.

It must be pointed out that the exploitation of mining resources is confronted with physical problems or obstacles, mainly the absence of water, isolation and the high cost of energy.

 

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