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Diawling national park

General characteristics
The Diawling National Park (PND) was founded in 1991 and covers an area of 16,000 ha on the southern coast of Mauritania. It is one of the main components of the Biosphere Reserve across the border between Mauritania and Senegal. The Park is composed of flood-prone clay and salty silt-clay plains with three basins, the biggest being the one named after the park and stretching over 7,200 ha.

Objectives of the Park’s creation

Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources of a sample of the ecosystem on the lower delta of the Senegal River; harmonious and permanent development of various activities for the local populations; coordination of pastoral and piscicultural activities carried out on the Park’s territory.

Representative habitats and ecosystems 

The PND Park is composed of flood-prone plains, marshes and dunes, which makes it a major concentration site for the bird fauna.

Main species
The three basins of the Park are rich in freshwater and estuary bird species. The Park is home for warthogs (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) and owes its importance to the migratory and sedentary bird species noted in the site in great numbers.

Cultural values and economic activities
Agriculture, livestock farming, fishing, craftsmanship, cross border trade, tourism, and hunting are the main sectors of the economic activity.

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