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South Africa, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

 Posted by , last edited on February 04, 2014 at 05:35:43

Location KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Coordinates S27 50 20.004 E32 32 60
Property 239,566 ha
Date of Inscription 1999

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The ongoing fluvial, marine and aeolian processes in the site have produced a variety of landforms, including coral reefs, long sandy beaches, coastal dunes, lake systems, swamps, and extensive reed and papyrus wetlands. The interplay of the park's environmental heterogeneity with major floods and coastal storms and a transitional geographic location between subtropical and tropical Africa has resulted in exceptional species diversity and ongoing speciation. The mosaic of landforms and habitat types creates breathtaking scenic vistas. The site contains critical habitats for a range of species from Africa's marine, wetland and savannah environments.

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