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National parks

Tunisia’s national parks numbered 17 in 2015. Each national park is specific due to its geographical location, its flora and fauna, its biological diversity and its history.

It is the forest code promulgated in 1966 and revised in 1988 which constitutes the basic legal tool for the conservation of the natural environment in Tunisia and the creation of national parks.

Access to the national parks is subject to prior authorization. The request must be made to the general directorate of forests or the regional police station concerned.

The best known of the national parks, that of Ichkeul, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.