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Taï National Park

Taï National Park
(c) Peter Howard, African Natural Heritage

Taï National Park contains one of the last areas of primary tropical forest in West Africa.

It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site due to the breadth of its flora and fauna - especially those which are endangered such as the pygmy hippopotamus. The park holds about 150 endemic flora species. The region's isolation between two major rivers has added to its particular character.

Three mammal species of the Taï National Park are on IUCN's red list of endangered species:

- Pygmy Hippopotamus

- Chimpanzees

- Jentink's Duiker

The Tai Forest reserve was created in 1926 and promoted to National Park status in 1972. It was recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978.

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Site Info

Full name: Taï National Park

Unesco ID: 195

Inscribed: 1982

Type: Natural

Criteria: 7   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 1982 - Inscribed 


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