The reserve protects the ecosystem from the advancing degradation and also uses the natural potential of the original and introduced large animal species for developing eco-tourism in the region. Without a doubt this has benefited overall development by that through the direct offer of jobs for the local population or by the indirect support of new services.
The climatic conditions are somewhat more favourable than in the area of the Bandia reserve as there is more rain in the area: the annual rainfall is 839 mm (data from the meteorological station in Banjul). The main dry period is from November to May, the rainy season is from July to October. In May maximum temperatures reach 31.2 °C, in January the lowest average temperature is 26 °C (meteorological station in Kaolack) (Niang 2001). The pedological conditions are varied where we can find typical tropical ferric luvisols and nitosols and slightly developed gleysols in the flood valleys and depressions