Doñana National Park



SpainEurope and North AmericaProvinces of Huelva and Sevilla, Autonomous Community of AndalusiaN36 56 51.72 W6 21 31.91994200554,252NaturalTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importanceTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animalsTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservationManagement systems/ management planPollution of marine watersMiningCrop productionSurface water pollutionWater extractionGround transport infrastructureMarine transport infrastructureLivestock farming / grazing of domesticated animalsWater rain/water tableRitual / spiritual / religious and associative usesMajor linear utilitiesNon-renewable energy facilitiesOil and gas685http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/685http://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=685Doñana National Park in Andalusia occupies the right bank of the Guadalquivir river at its estuary on the Atlantic Ocean. It is notable for the great diversity of its biotopes, especially lagoons, marshlands, fixed and mobile dunes, scrub woodland and maquis. It is home to five threatened bird species. It is one of the largest heronries in the Mediterranean region and is the wintering site for more than 500,000 water fowl each year.World Heritage Site
CountrySpain
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationProvinces of Huelva and Sevilla, Autonomous Community of Andalusia
CoordinatesN36 56 51.72 W6 21 31.9
Inscription Date1994
Extension2005
Property (ha)54,252
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsPollution of marine waters
All ThreatsMining
All ThreatsCrop production
All ThreatsSurface water pollution
All ThreatsWater extraction
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsMarine transport infrastructure
All ThreatsLivestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsRitual / spiritual / religious and associative uses
All ThreatsMajor linear utilities
All ThreatsNon-renewable energy facilities
All ThreatsOil and gas
Unesco Reference Number685
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/685
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=685
DescriptionDoñana National Park in Andalusia occupies the right bank of the Guadalquivir river at its estuary on the Atlantic Ocean. It is notable for the great diversity of its biotopes, especially lagoons, marshlands, fixed and mobile dunes, scrub woodland and maquis. It is home to five threatened bird species. It is one of the largest heronries in the Mediterranean region and is the wintering site for more than 500,000 water fowl each year.
StatusWorld Heritage Site