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Sangha Trinational

Sangha Trinational

Sangha Trinational is a transboundary conservation zone of mostly forest landscape. It is centered along the Sangha river, a tributary to the Congo River.

The site is home to rare and endangered fauna species, including large ape populations such as the critically endangered Western Lowland Gorilla.

It is made up of three contiguous national parks:

- Lobéké National Park in Cameroon

- Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in Congo

- Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic.

Map of Sangha Trinational


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Site Info

Full name: Sangha Trinational

Unesco ID: 1380

Inscribed: 2012

Type: Natural

Criteria: 9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2012 - Inscribed 


The site has 3 locations.

  • Sangha Trinational: Parc National de Dzanga-Ndoki
  • Sangha Trinational: Parc National de Lobéké
  • Sangha Trinational: Parc National de Nouabalé-Ndoki


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Human Activity

  • Indigenous groups expelled: Baka . “This pattern is similar in CAR and Congo and, in all three countries, large areas customarily used by Pygmy communities have been included in national parks, where all access is prohibited.” (WHS-IPR)


WHS on Other Lists

  • Ramsar Wetlands: Fleuve Sangha situé en République Centrafricaine - Partie camerounaise du fleuve Sangha - Sangha-Nouabalé-Ndoki

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