Reserva Natural del Estuario del Muni

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Reserva Natural del Estuario del Muni

  • Country: 
    Equatorial Guinea
  • Site number: 
    1311
  • Area: 
    80,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    02-06-2003
  • Coordinates: 
    01°07'N 09°48'E
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Overview

Reserva Natural del Estuario del Muni. 02/06/03; Bata-Litoral; 80,000 ha; 01°13'N 009°45'E. Nature Reserve. Located in the mainland south, an area of estuaries and near-coastal highlands characterized by dense forest, inundated forest, and peat meadows. Secondary forest and mangroves are found around the mouths of the rivers Mitong, Mitemle, and Mbante or Mbané in the estuary of the Río Muni. Manatees, elephants, baboons, and migratory birds have an important presence. Traditional fishing, hunting, and subsistence agriculture are practiced, and disturbances caused by overhunting, overfishing, and forest exploitation are perceived as potential threats. A management plan is in preparation. Ramsar site no. 1311.

Administrative region: 
Bata-Litoral

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    02-06-2003

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