Parc National du Diawling

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Parc National du Diawling

  • Country: 
    Mauritania
  • Site number: 
    666
  • Area: 
    15,600 ha
  • Designation date: 
    23-08-1994
  • Coordinates: 
    16°22'N 16°23'W
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Overview

Parc National du Diawling. 23/08/94; Nouakchott; 15,600 ha; 16°22'N 016°23'W. National Park. Added to the Montreux Record, 28/02/02. A saline floodplain in the lower delta of the Senegal River dotted with marsh-pools and sand dunes. The site includes three coastal lagoons and an estuarine zone of mangroves providing feeding grounds for fish, shrimp, and prawns. Numerous bird species have been recorded: cormorants, storks, spoonbills, egrets, Ardeidae (herons, bitterns, etc.), and African and European Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.) and waders. Mammals include warthogs, jackals and patas monkeys. The last gazelles have disappeared recently. Human activities include controlled traditional exploitation (gathering, harvesting, fishing, grazing). Infestations of Salvinia molesta and Typha australis led to a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 2001 and listing in the Montreux Record in 2002. Ramsar site no. 666. Most recent RIS information: 1994.

Administrative region: 
Willaya du Trarza

  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
  • Last publication date: 
    23-08-1994

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