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Air and Ténéré Natural Reserve

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View from Sahara to the Aïr Mountains

Air and Ténéré Natural Reserve is in Northern Niger. Made up of a part of the Aïr Mountains and the Ténéré desert, it's Africa's largest protected area and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The park was founded in 1988 and listed by UNESCO in 1991, but it has been listed as a world heritage site in danger since 1992.

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An important part of the park is the addax sanctuary, where the critically endangered white antelope (Addax nasomaculatus) lives. The park is also designated an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International.

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Agadez, about 100km to the south, is the nearest major city.

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Map of the park

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