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Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves World Heritage Site

Réserves naturelles de l'Aïr et du Ténéré, Niger

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The Aïr and Ténéré National Nature Reserve is a national nature reserve in the West African nation of Niger. It includes several overlapping reserve designations, and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It covers both the eastern half of the Aïr Mountains and the western sections of the Ténéré desert. It has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area.

The Aïr and Ténéré UNESCO World Heritage Site was established in 1991, and marked as endangered 1992. It was designated under criteria vii, ix, x, and is designated #573. The entire reserver covers 77,360 km2, which made it the second largest nature reserve in Africa, and the fourth largest in the world.

The Reserve includes two parts:

Coordinates: 18°00′N 9°00′E / 18.000°N 9.000°E / 18.000; 9.000

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  • WDPA ID67727
  • NameAir and Ténéré Natural Reserves
  • Original NameRéserves naturelles de l'Aïr et du Ténéré
  • Country / TerritoryNER
  • Sub locationNE-1
  • IUCN CategoryNot ApplicableWhat is this?
  • English DesignationWorld Heritage Site
  • Designation TypeInternational
  • StatusInscribed
  • Status Year1991
  • Reported Area km277360.0
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International Criteria(vii)(ix)(x)
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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