Saloum Delta National Park

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Saloum Delta National Park
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationSenegal
Part ofSaloum Delta
CriteriaCultural: (iii)(iv)(v)
Reference1359
Inscription2011 (35th Session)
Coordinates13°42′N 16°38′W / 13.700°N 16.633°W / 13.700; -16.633Coordinates: 13°42′N 16°38′W / 13.700°N 16.633°W / 13.700; -16.633
Official nameParc national du Delta du Saloum
Designated3 April 1984
Reference no.288[1]
Saloum Delta National Park is located in Senegal
Saloum Delta National Park
Location of Saloum Delta National Park in Senegal

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 savannah 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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  1. ^ "Parc national du Delta du Saloum". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.