Dja Faunal Reserve (1987)

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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. 

Cameroon 1965. Air post. Black Rhinoceros. Cameroon 1962. Moustache Monkey. Cameroon 1952. Sacred Ibis [Threskiomis Aethiopicus] flying over the Edea Dam.

The southern part of the Republic of Cameroon is still covered by about 200,000 km² of forest, most of which is potential habitat for the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and the central chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes troglodytes)

Currently, less than 10% is gazetted as Reserve or National Park, whereas by 1999 the cumulative number of logging concessions since 1959 covered 76% of the total forest area. At the same time, the effect of logging activities on hunting pressure is widely accepted and the hunting pressure on fauna in general and great apes in particular in Cameroon has been well documented (Bowen Jones 1998; WSPA 2001). 

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There are at present no other World Heritage Sites in Cameroon. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Cameroon-section, for further information about the property.  

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