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Lake Urmia in the northwestern corner of Iran is one of the largest permanent hypersaline lakes in the world and the largest lake in the Middle East. It extends as much as 140 km from north to south and is as wide as 85 km east to west during high water period. The lake was declared a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention in 1971 and designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
Published in Lake Orumieh (Urmia)
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Banc d'Arguin National Park (UNESCO/NHK)

Published in Sahara

Situé de part et d'autre du 20ème parallèle, le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin (PNBA) longe le littoral mauritanien sur plus de 180 km et couvre une superficie de 12 000 km2 composée à parts presque égales de zones maritimes et terrestres.Cet écosystème côtier exceptionnel est baigné par des remontées d'eaux profondes, froides et riches en éléments nutritifs ("upwelling").
Published in Sahara

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