Parc national du W

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Parc national du W

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  • Area: 
    220,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    12°15'N 02°25'E
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Parc national du "W". 30/04/87; Tillabery; 220,000 ha; 12°15'N 002°25'E. World Heritage site; National Park. Part of transboundry protected area shared by Benin, Burkina Faso, and Niger and contiguous with the Ramsar site of the same name in Burkina Faso. Located in the biogeographical region of the Sudanese wooded savannah, vegetation consists of annual grasses, woody savannah, and gallery forest. There is a rich avifauna, including numerous species of wintering migratory waterbirds, e.g, Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.), storks, and Ardeidae (herons, bitterns, etc.), and important numbers of elephants, buffaloes, lions and antelope are supported as well as an economically valuable fishery. The Niger River is a critically important source of domestic and irrigation water. Ramsar site no. 355. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

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  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
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