Parc National du Banc d'Arguin

Voilier traditionnel
Phoque Moine
Gazelle dorcas
les mangroves
Scène de pêche traditionnelle Imraguen
Barge rousse
Cymodocea nodosa
Lagune Ballatt
Amas coquiller
Les Crabes
les flamants roses
Les Pélicans blancs
Gestion participative
Les limicoles
Les limicoles
Campement touristique
Les herbiers
Ile de Kiaon
Les herbiers
Les herbiers
Transformation du mulet jaune
transformation du mulet jaune
Confection de filet de pêche
Le fort d'Agadir
Oued Chibka
Voilier traditionnel
Centre de visiteurs (éducation environnementale)
Voilier traditionnel
Lagune de El Ain
Les êtres vivant qui se fixent sur les roches
Nidification des oiseaux
Les algues
macro algue
les algues
Rassemblement de limicoles sur Niroumi
Rassemblement de limicoles sur Niroumi
Rassemblement de limicoles sur Niroumi
Carte touristique du PNBA
Carte des enjeux et menaces autour du PNBA
Carte de l'occupation pastorale du PNBA
Carte générale du PNBA
Carte des forages et puits à l'intérieur et l'extérieur du PNBA

Parc National du Banc d'Arguin

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  • Area: 
    1,200,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    20°04'N 16°23'W
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Lying on the western fringe of the Sahara, the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) accounts for more than one third of the country's entire coastline and is one of the richest fishing grounds in the world, owing to the upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich waters. The wetlands are composed of extensive, shallow marine areas, scattered islands, intertidal sand banks, mudflats, channels, creeks and relict mangrove forest. The mudflats support vast beds of seagrass housing a rich invertebrate fauna (especially molluscs and crustaceans) and are important high-tide feeding or nursery areas for commercially-important deep-sea fish. Large flocks of shorebirds forage at low tide and over two million winter here. Other notable animal species found include a variety of marine mammals, marine turtles, and an endangered seal species.

Administrative region: 
Wilaya de Dakhlet Nouadhibou

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
  • National legal designation: 
    • national park - Parc National du Banc d'Arguin
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