Saloum Delta National Park

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Saloum Delta
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Saloum Delta
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, vi, v
Reference 1359
UNESCO region Africa
Inscription history
Inscription 2011 (35th Session)

Saloum Delta National Park or Parc National du Delta du Saloum in Senegal, is a 76,000-hectare (190,000-acre) national park. Established in 1976, it is situated within the Saloum Delta at the juncture of the Saloum River and the North Atlantic.

The park, which forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Ramsar Convention site, lies within a 180,000 ha (440,000-acre) biosphere reserve. Water comprises 61,000 ha (150,000 acres) of the park, intertidal mangroves and saltwater vegetation cover 7,000 ha (17,000 acres), and savanna and forest cover 8,000 ha (20,000 acres). It lies on the East Atlantic Flyway. The bird species that breed or winter in the area include Royal Tern, Greater Flamingo, Eurasian Spoonbill, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, and Little Stint.

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Coordinates: 13°42′N 16°38′W / 13.700°N 16.633°W / 13.700; -16.633