João Vieira and Poilão Marine National Park

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João Vieira-Poilão Islands Marine National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of João Vieira-Poilão Islands Marine National Park
Map showing the location of João Vieira-Poilão Islands Marine National Park
Coordinates10°58′N 15°41′W / 10.97°N 15.69°W / 10.97; -15.69Coordinates: 10°58′N 15°41′W / 10.97°N 15.69°W / 10.97; -15.69
Area495 km2 (191 sq mi)
Created2000

The João Vieira-Poilão Islands Marine National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional Marinho de João Vieira-Poilão) is a national park in Guinea-Bissau. It was established in August 2000.[1] It covers 495 km²,[2] and includes the uninhabited islands João Vieira, Cavalos, Meio and Poilão, in the southeastern part of the Bijagós Archipelago.[1] The beaches of the islands are frequented by the sea turtle species Chelonia mydas, Eretmochelys imbricata and Lepidochelys olivacea.[1]

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