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Cameroon

UNESCO World Heritage

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Sangha Trinational

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, September 23, 2012 at 06:34:01

Location Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo
Coordinates N2 36 34 E16 33 15
Property 746,309 ha
Date of Inscription 2012

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1380 )

Situated in the north-western Congo Basin, where Cameroon, Central African Republic and Congo meet, the site encompasses three contiguous national parks totalling around 750,000 ha. Much of the site is unaffected by human activity and features a wide range of humid tropical forest ecosystems with rich flora and fauna, including Nile crocodiles and goliath tigerfish, a large predator. Forest clearings support herbaceous species and Sangha is home to considerable populations of forest elephants, critically endangered western lowland gorilla, and endangered chimpanzee. The site’s environment has preserved the continuation of ecological and evolutionary processes on a huge scale and great biodiversity, including many endangered animal species.

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Elephant, Sangha Trinational

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Cameroon, Dja Faunal Reserve

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, December 31, 2009 at 12:29:04

Location Provinces du Sud et de l'Est (Départments: du Dja-et-LOBO pour la partie Ouest, du Haut-Nyong pour la partie Est), Cameroon
Coordinates N3 0 0 E13 0 0
Type Natural
Property 526,000 ha
Date of Inscription 1987

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/407 )

This is one of the largest and best-protected rainforests in Africa, with 90% of its area left undisturbed. Almost completely surrounded by the Dja River, which forms a natural boundary, the reserve is especially noted for its biodiversity and a wide variety of primates. It contains 107 mammal species, five of which are threatened.

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Pirogue, Dja Faunal Reserve

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