Gola-Tiwai complex

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Gola-Tiwai complex is part of the Tentative list of Sierra Leone in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Gola Forest represents Upper Guinea tropical forest with many endemic plant species. Notable mammals that live here include pygmy hippopotamus, African forest elephant, zebra duiker chimpanzee, Diana monkey and western red colobus. Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary protects endangered, rare and endemic mammals such as the pygmy hippo, chimpanzee and over 40 species of bats. It is is located in the Upper Guinea Rainforest, a humid, tropical lowland ecosystem. The island is 12 square km large.

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Full Name
Gola-Tiwai complex
Country
Sierra Leone
Added
2022
Nominated for
2024
Type
Natural
Categories
Natural landscape - Forest
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2022 Revision

Successor to the TWHS of Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary and Gola Rainforest National Park (both 2012)

2022 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Gola-Tiwai complex

The site has 4 locations

Gola-Tiwai complex: Tiwai Island (T)
Gola-Tiwai complex: Gola South (T)
Gola-Tiwai complex: Gola Central (T)
Gola-Tiwai complex: Gola North (T)

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