Saloum Delta National Park Saloum Delta National Park or Parc National du Delta du Saloum in Senegal, is a 76,000-hectare national park. Established in 1976.
The park was set up in 1976. Since it emerged, the importance of the park has grown both as a tourist attraction and a nature reserve. Due to this fact, the country and the international community have taken measures to protect the site. Since it was declared a national park, the park has been given extra protection.
A good portion of mainland was joined to the park in 1981. Shortly thereafter, the site was declared a part of the World Biosphere Heritage. 1984 was the year the park became a Humid Zone of International Importance or RAMSAR site. This title was accorded because the park is home to many kinds of paleoarctic birds.
The site is important for a very wide variety of waterbirds and seabirds, some occurring in large congregations. The marine and coastal zone, and particularly the sandbars and islands, are of huge importance for breeding terns and gulls.