2018 United Nations List of Protected Areas of Mauritania

Information extracted from the July 2018 WDPA release

This list was compiled from data based on the July 2018 version of the WDPA. In addition to protected areas with spatial data in the WDPA, the 2018 version of the UN List includes sites for which no spatial data is available but which have been provided by the relevant country. Management effectiveness information is extracted from GD-PAME. Both databases are updated and released via www.protectedplanet.net on a monthly basis. The depiction and use of boundaries and related data shown on maps are not guaranteed to be error free nor do they necessarily imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
Designation Type/ Designation in English / Name of Protected Areas Status Year of designation Area (km2) IUCN category PAME methodology Year of PAME assessment
Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance
Banc d’Arguin Designated 1982 12000.00 Not Reported Birdlife IBA 2001
Chat Tboul Designated 2000 155.00 Not Reported Birdlife IBA 2001
Lac Gabou et le réseau hydrographique du Plateau du Tagant Designated 2009 95.00 Not Reported Not Reported 0
Parc National du Diawling Designated 1994 156.00 Not Reported IMET 2016
UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve
Delta du Fleuve Sénégal (Mauritania) Designated 2005 0.00 Not Applicable GOBI Survey 2006
World Heritage Site (natural or mixed)
Banc d'Arguin National Park Inscribed 1989 12000.00 Not Applicable Birdlife IBA; WHA Outlook Report 2001; 2014
National Park
Banc d'Arguin Designated 1978 12075.00 II Birdlife IBA; Enhancing Our Heritage; IMET; MPA MEE; RAPPAM 2001; 2009; 2016; 2003; 2007
Diawling Designated 1990 130.00 II METT; RAPPAM 2007
Satellite Reserve
Cap Blanc Designated 1986 2.10 Not Reported IMET; METT; RAPPAM 2016; 0; 2007