With an area of 12,000km2, the PNBA covers 180km of the coast, which is approx.
Yet, PNBA not only provides shelter to numerous fish, bird, reptilian, insect and mammal species, it is also home to the Imraguen.
The PNBA nowadays faces numerous threats and the stakes are high to preserve this unique ecosystem.
In cooperation with the Mauritanian Coast Guard (GCM), and help from the international partners, PNBA has set in place a sophisticated observation scheme supported by electronic radar systems (GSM) to detect illicit fishing activities.
Developing and managing a sustainable eco-tourism that brings benefits to both PNBA and the Imraguen and minimises disturbances to the ecosystem is a major entreprise.
The probably most serious threats to PNBA come from growing marine traffic as well as mining and other industrial activities just along the outside of the park's borders.
The PNBA urgently needs support to prepare for a future with changing threats and needs.
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