Parc national des Calanques, Impasse Paradou, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France 

Known for its outstanding scenery, comprising white cliffs plunging into the sea set against small isolated creeks, the National Park is equally remarkable for its biodiversity. On land as at sea, the site has numerous protected animal species including Bonelli’s eagle, the grouper, the brown meagre and even some species of dolphins and marine turtles.

The aim of the national park is to protect the fauna and flora as well as the natural heritage. This presents a familiar problem: how to reconcile the protection of nature and human activities. Each year 1.5 to 2 million people visit the National Park.

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