The Quirimbas National Park - the first in the world to be established at the request of an area's inhabitants - comprises the 11 southernmost islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique. The park's habitats - four of which are officially the most outstanding examples of their habitat types in the world - include coral reefs, sea grass beds, sandy white beaches, mangroves, woodland, savannah, forests, and mountains. These habitats are home to many of the world's most endangered species, including the extremely rare dugong. The Quirimbas Archipelago is notable for the size and variety of the fish along its reef. Up to 375 species of fish, including Zambezi and hammerhead sharks, plus marine turtles and three species of dolphins have been identified within the sanctuary.