"W" National Park of Niger
The "W" National Park of Niger is recognized for its biodiversity of birds, fish and plants. The park is located at a transition zone between savannah and woodlands, around a meander in the River Niger shaped like a "W".
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Aldabra Atoll is an oceanic island ecosystem inhabited by giant tortoises and 400 other endemic species and subspecies.
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Banc d'Arguin National Park, between Sahara and Atlantic Ocean, is recognized mostly for its number of migrating birds.
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Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest is an ancient woodland straddling the border between Belarus and Poland.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Rift Valley.
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Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical lowland in the southern part of Nepal.
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Dja Faunal Reserve
The Dja Faunal Reserve covers one of the largest and best protected rainforests in Africa. It is a wilderness barely disturbed by man, with rich and often rare fauna.
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Donana National Park
Doñana National Park is a wetland / coastal reserve at the delta of the Guadalquivir River and a major site for migrating birds.
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The Dong Phayayen - Khao Yai Forest Complex is known for its high number of fauna species. It is located in the mountains of northeast Thailand.
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The Galápagos Islands are famed for their vast number of endemic species and the studies by Charles Darwin that led to his theory of evolution by natural selection.
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Garamba National Park
Garamba National Park comprises an area of savannah, grass and forests that is home to the world's last known wild population of the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros.
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Gulf of California
The Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California is a serial property including 244 islands and oceanic marine zones, described as "the world's aquarium".
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Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park encompasses a montane and a lowland area, covered by primary tropical forest that is one of the last refuges of the endangered Eastern Lowland Gorilla.
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Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is the world's primary protection area of the Indian rhino. The park is located in Assam, Northeast India.
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Keoladeo National Park
Keoladeo National Park is famous for its (water)birds. 375 species can be found here, among them the rare Siberian crane.
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Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park was founded in order to protect the resident giant lizards, the "Komodo dragons".
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The Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda has seen over 400.000 years of almost continuous human settlement.
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Los Katios National Park
Los Katíos National Park is known for its high biodiversity and high regional endemism. It lies in northwest Colombia and is contiguous to Darién National Park in Panama.
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Mana Pools is a wildlife conservation area centered around four large permanent pools. The designated site consists of three different areas: Mani Pools National Park, and the Sapi & Chewore Safari Areas.
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Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Himalayan foothills and known for its tiger and elephant populations.
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Manovo-Gounda St. Floris
The Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park was designated a WHS because of its superlative natural formations and because it's the habitat of threatened animal species.
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Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve was created to protect the wintering habitat of the Monarch Butterfly.
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The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a nature reserve which main feature is the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater floor is covered with open grassy plains that hold both fresh and brackish water lakes.
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Niokolo-Koba National Park
The Niokolo-Koba National Park on the banks of the Gambia river is known for its wildlife. This includes elephants, lions, leopards, chimpanzees, baboons, hippopotamuses and the Western giant eland.
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Okapi Wildlife Reserve
The Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to about 5,000 of the estimated 30,000 okapi surviving in the wild.
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Rainforests of the Atsinanana
The Rainforests of the Atsinananaare are recognized for its very high biodiversity and high level of endemism in both plants and animals.
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Selous Game Reserve
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest fauna reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania.
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Serengeti National Park is a 60,000 square kilometer large area of savanna and open woodland. It is home to the largest herds of grazing animals in the world, including more than 2 million wildebeest, 900,000 Thomson's gazelles and 300,000 zebras.
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Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, located in southwest Sichuan province, are home to more than 30% of the world's highly endangered Giant Pandas and is among the most important sites for the captive breeding of these pandas.
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Virunga National Park
Virunga National Park covers an area of active volcanoes with a high diversity in plants and animals.
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Wood Buffalo National Park
Wood Buffalo National Park is the largest national park in Canada, established in 1922 to protect the world's largest herd of free roaming Wood Bison.
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The Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve comprises a group of two islands north of the Arctic Circle with a remarkable high diversity of plants and animals.
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Yellowstone National Park is located in the seismically most active area of the Rocky Mountains and shows globally unparalleled surficial geothermal activity.
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