9. Air and Tenere National Nature Reserve
The Air and Tenere National Nature Reserve is a popular tourist destination in the country because of its natural importance. This nature reserve was founded back in 1988 and it was divided into two parts. The first part is the nature reserve with an IUCN category IV and a total area of 64,560 square kilometers. The second part is the sanctuary wherein IUCN deemed as a strict nature reserve area at 12,800 square kilometers. It is also a World Heritage Site as acknowledged by UNESCO and has been in the endangered site list since 1992.