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Dja Faunal Reserve
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Type of site: Natural
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Date of Inscription: 1987
Location: Africa, Cameroon, Provinces du Sud et de l’Est (Départments: du Dja-et-LOBO, du Haut-Nyong)
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Description: One of Africa’s largest and best-protected rainforests with at least 90% of its area left undisturbed. The surrounding Dja River forms a natural boundary around the reserve which is particularly renowned for its biodiversity and wide variety of primates. The site is home to 107 mammal species, five of which are threatened. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Dja Faunal Reserve, located in Cameroon, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1987. Causes of inscription include diversity of species present in the park, the presence of five threatened species, and lack of disturbance within the park. The boundary that secludes the reserve is the Dja River, which almost completely surrounds it. There are more than 1,500 known plant species in the reserve, over 107 mammals more than 320 bird species in the park. The Dja Faunal Reserve covers 5,260 km². --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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