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Dja Faunal Reserve

Dja Faunal Reserve
(c) Peter Howard, africannaturalheritage.org

The Dja Faunal Reserve covers one of the largest and best protected rainforests in Africa.

It is a wilderness barely disturbed by man, with rich and often rare fauna. This includes over 107 mammals and more than 320 bird species. It is a habitat for the vulnerable western lowland gorilla and endangered western chimpanzee.

The reserve is almost completely surrounded by the Dja River, a contributary to the Congo River. It covers 5,260 square kilometres. The landscape within the enclosed area consists of a fairly flat plateau.

Dja Faunal Reserve is also recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA), a globally important habitat for the conservation of birds populations. The globally threatened Grey-necked Picathartes and the endemic Rachel's Malimbe and Forest Swallow are among the most notable birds found here.

Map of Dja Faunal Reserve

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Peter Howard, Kenya 16.11.10

Dja Faunal Reserve by Peter Howard

I recently visited Dja to photograph and carry out research for a forthcoming book about Africa's natural world heritage sites. If you are interested in my comments on this visit or would like to see a slideshow of my photographs of Dja please visit:

http://www.africannaturalheritage.org/Dja-Faunal-Reserve-Cameroon.html


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Site Info

Full name: Dja Faunal Reserve

Unesco ID: 407

Inscribed: 1987

Type: Natural

Criteria: 9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 1987 - Inscribed 

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