Dunes

Sites that include distinctive stretches of sand dunes.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Air and Téneré The "live dunes" of the Ténéré are an example of erosion under way the landscape is rapidly modified on a geological time scale by the displacement and deposition of sand (AB ev)
Al-Ahsa Oasis The impact of the sand dunes on the oasis of Al-Ahsa has been very important over the last thousand years, and part of the oasis has been covered by an active sand dune field advancing southward, along a 12 km large front (AB ev)
Ancient ksours Chinguetti "is seriously threatened by the encroaching desert; high sand dunes mark the western boundary and several houses have been abandoned to the encroaching sand." (wiki)
Banc d'Arguin Coastal dunes
Curonian Spit The Curonian Spit is an outstanding example of a landscape of sand dunes that is under constant threat from natural forces (AB ev)
Danube Delta Sacalin Island is composed of alluvial deposits and sand dunes stabilised by tamarix. (UNEP-WCMC)
Donana National Park fixed and mobile dune fields (AB ev)
Dorset and East Devon Coast Orcombe Point - Ancient stratified sand dunes
El Pinacate Gran Altar Desert: North America's largest field of active sand dunes and only active Erg dunes. (AB ev)
Fraser Island Complex coastal dune formations are still evolving. The array of dune lakes is exceptional (AB ev)
Glacier parks sand dunes
Ibiza Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera
Jeju Yongcheondonggul Lava Tube "On the surface of the tube and around its vicinity, seasonal northwesterly winds have blown towards the inland, depositing sand dunes ranging from one to seven meters in height.- Nomination File
Lakes of Ounianga The second group of lakes (Ounianga Serir) comprises 14 lakes separated by recently formed sand dunes. (AB ev)
Lena Pillars Tukulans
Lut Desert
Namib Sand Sea encompassing a diverse array of large, shifting dunes
Ningaloo Coast dune fields, coastal dunes (UNEP-WCMC)
Peninsula Valdes sand dunes (UNEP-WCMC)
Saryarka a belt of hummocky fixed sand dunes (UNEP-WCMC)
The Sundarbans easily eroded sands collect at the river mouths forming banks which are blown into dunes (UNEP-WCMC)
Uvs Nuur Basin desert of fixed and shifting dunes (UNEP-WCMC)
Wadden Sea Coastal dunes
Wadi Al-Hitan sand dunes (UNEP-WCMC)
Wadi Rum Numerous mention of "dunes" within the site both in the Nom file and the AB eval.
Xinjiang Tianshan Dune forms in the Taklamakan desert (AB ev)
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Coastal dunes
ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape

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