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Banc d'Arguin National Park

CountryMauritania
Date of Inscription1989
CategoryNatural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/506

Fringing the Atlantic coast, the park comprises sand-dunes, coastal swamps, small islands and shallow coastal waters. The contrast between the harsh desert environment and the biodiversity of the marine zone has resulted in a land- and seascape of outstanding natural significance. A wide variety of migrating birds spend the winter there. Several species of sea turtle and dolphin, used by the fishermen to attract shoals of fish, can also be found.

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Language: Arabic, French
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