African Parks' first marine conservation project
Bazaruto's giant sand dunes

Bazaruto features a remarkably productive 1,430 square kilometres of seascape that is connected by a chain of five picturesque islands. These extremely fertile terrestrial and marine ecosystems harbour many rare and endemic bird, reptile and marine species, including over 2,000 fish species and iconic marine megafauna such as whales, sharks, rays, dolphins and turtles. The flagship species, however, is the dugong as the park is a stronghold for the last viable population within the Western Indian Ocean.