This transnational extension (Benin, Burkina Faso) to the W National Park of Niger, inscribed in 1996 on the World Heritage List, cover a major expanse of intact Sudano-Sahelian savannah, with vegetation types including grasslands, shrub lands, wooded savannah and extensive gallery forests. It includes the largest and most important continuum of terrestrial, semi-aquatic and aquatic ecosystems in the West African savannah belt.

The property is a refuge for wildlife species that have disappeared or are highly threatened. It is home to the largest population of elephants in West Africa and most of the large mammals typical of the region, such as the African Manatee, cheetah, lion, and leopard. It also harbours the only viable population of lions in the region.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • W National Park of Niger
  • W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
  • W-Arly-Pendjari Complex

W National Park of Niger

W-Arly-Pendjari Complex

W-Arly-Pendjari Complex

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DATA

Region
Africa
Country
Benin Burkina Faso Niger 
Category
Natural
Name
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
Selection Criteria (?)
(ix)(x)
Year of Registered
1996
Year of Revised
2017
Keyword
Registered in 1996, Revised in 2017, Wildlife