Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

W National Park, Niger

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2715

This park is located in southwestern Niger near the borders with Burkina Faso and Benin, and it has a core protection area of 2,200 km2. W National Park is located in the transition zone between savannah and tropical forests and demonstrates the important ecological features in the region between the West African woodlands and savannah. The site reflects the interactions between human activity and natural resources since the Neolithic Period and illustrates the evolution of the regional biodiversity structure.

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