Diawling National Park


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Initiative

Migratory Birds for People

About

Name of organisation

Diawling National Park

Funding support

Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development / Bilateral cooperation / Foundations / BACoMaB Trust Fund

Number of staff

43

Number of visitors per year

2000

Overall aims of the centre

Restoration, monitoring and conservation of habitats and species

Description of the centre

16,000 ha, an extension of the park is planned to 59,000 ha (awaiting official approval). The park benefits from a great diversity of fauna. The warthog and the varan, which are not very shy, can be seen all day long while the golden jackal, the serval or the mongoose of the marshes can be discovered at night. A wide variety of birds at the beginning and end of the day can be observed at the hydraulic works.

The area offers a great diversity of landscapes. The arid plains of the sebkhas (hyper-salty areas) extend towards the Acacia forest of Ziré. To enjoy the coolness of the coastline, continue your excursion to the coastal dune where palm-fringed oases overlook the ocean.

Discover the mangrove swamps on a pirogue ride through the southern islands. This forest, which is permanently flooded, is a major nesting site for certain birds and a vast feeding and spawning (breeding) area for a wide variety of molluscs, fish and crustaceans.

Location: low delta of the Senegal River, the conservation headquarters is located in the village of Bouhajra in the heart of the Park.

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Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

A communication officer proposes environmental education actions in 2 primary schools in the park.

The three most important successes

EE pilot project is a success in 2015

Top three successes

An upsurge in EE project activities is expected to take place in 2016.

-information panels for visitors are currently being designed and will be placed on the park's main dike in the first half of 2016.

the development of tourist facilities (bird-watching watchtowers, discovery footbridge, nature trails, information panels are being considered, etc.).

- EE is implemented by the park's agents. an extension at the level of the Ministry of Education would make it possible to promote the protected area at the national level.

 

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures

Participation

Engaging young people; Engaging the local community

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Health and safety; Fund-raising; Project planning.

Contact

BP 3935 Nouakchott Daf Ould Daf, National Park Director

Website: www.pnd.mr

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