Protected Areas

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania has several national parks and nature reserves, of which the Banc d'Arguin is certainly the best known. It was classified by UNESCO  as a World Heritage Site in 1989. The sites below provide information on the various national parks in Mauritania.

All Protected Areas in Mauritania:
WCMC Database

Wildlife reserves

Reserve of Moufflon (date of creation: 1982)

Full reservations

Baie du Levrier (Cap Blanc) (date of creation: 1986)
Mauritanian Islands (date of creation: 1962)
Las Cuevecillas (date of creation: 1986)

National parks

Banc d'Arguin National Park:
Description of World Heritage by the WCMC
Classification as World Heritage by UNESCO
Ramsar Site
Association for the Banc d'Arguin National Park

creation date: 1967

Diaouling Strict Nature Reserve:
WCMC page
Case studies and image banks on the Diaouling Reserve (available soon).
creation date: 1990

Reserves biased towards wildlife

El Agher (date of creation: 1937)

Information on animal and plant biodiversity in Mauritania can be obtained by consulting our National Monograph. The following sites provide valuable information on Mauritania's species richness and species status.