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Banc d'Arguin National Park

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Fishing boats at Banc d'Arguin

Banc d'Arguin National Park is in Coastal Mauritania, south of Nouadhibou. It's inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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The park is a breeding site for many different species of migratory birds, including flamingos, pelicans, terns and sandpipers. Millions of shorebirds from northern Europe stay here during the Northern Hemisphere winter.

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Banc d'Arguin stretches along the Atlantic coast between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou.

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Map of the park

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