Accueil Satellite reserve of cap blanc
  • Share :
Satellite reserve of cap blanc

General characteristics
The Satellite Reserve of Cap Blanc (RSCB) was founded in 1986. It covers a total area of 210 ha composed of a land area and a maritime space. This latter is located on an intense upwelling area. Attached to the Banc d’Arguin National Park, the nature reserve is also classified on the list of World Heritage sites.

Objectives of the Reserve’s creation
Protection of endangered species, notably the monk seal (Monachus monachus).

Representative habitats and ecosystems
The Reserve is composed of very characteristic cliffs of calcareous sandstone, a foreshore and a sandy pit. Its land part stretches over 42 ha.

Main species
The Researve is a resting place for water birds, but its importance lies in the presence of monk seals. The last real population of monk seals of the Mediterranean Sea survives with 110 to 120 individuals in the surroundings of Cape Blanc in Western Sahara, while a few individuals are present in the Reserve on the permanent basis.

Cultural values and economic activities
Essentially vision tourism and fishing

Follow us on Twitter

Copyright 2015 © RAMPAO - Tous droits réservés