Saturday 21 October 2017

A reserve shared by Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list

A reserve shared by Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list
(Agence Ecofin 07/13/17)

UNESCO has added to its World Heritage list the W-Arly-Pendjari (Wap) Complex, according to a statement released by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee last Friday.

This natural reserve spans across three nations, namely: Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso. It is the largest protected reserve of West Africa.

For the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, the Wap complex “includes the largest and most important continuum of terrestrial, semi-aquatic and aquatic ecosystems in the West African savannah belt”. The reserve was added to UNESCO’s list after the three countries requested it.

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