Technical visit to Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay-Sudan

ARC-WH organized a technical visit to Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay in Sudan. the visit aims to provide support for local authorities in their bid to recognize the natural world heritage potential in the site. Several meetings were conducted with all stackholders involved in order to identify the major issues regarding the management of the site, the visit highlighted the important role the Regional Centre plays in coordinating the efforts of all advisory bodies and the local authorities involved.

 

 Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay has been submitted on the tentative list since 2004 and It is the first marine national Park gazetted in the Sudan in 1990. It lies over an area of about (26000) hectares (Length 6 km and width 2 km) at a distance of 30 km north-east port Sudan city on the western shore of the Red Sea. The park is known for its richness of marine life forms among which 124 groups of coral reef exist, three species of sharks, dolphins, turtles, fishes and a quite good representation of molluscus and archins (sessile and locomotory members of both groups).

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