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Banc d'Arguin National Park
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Banc d'Arguin National Park

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Mauritania
Best of: Park
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Banc d'Arguin National Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.