Rapides de Mboungou Badouma et de Doume
- Site number:1853
- Area:53,883 ha
- Designation date:02-02-2009
- Coordinates:01°05'S 13°09'E
The Site is a system of permanent and intermittent rivers and permanent marshes along the course of the Ogooue River. Its 140 kilometres of rapids form part of a large hydrographical network, and act as a spillway for several rivers. The Site supports a vast array of fauna and flora. The existence of certain vegetation as a source of food, refuge, and habitat maintains the presence of certain animals: for example, the buffalo in the savannah and the gorilla in the forest. Some of the animal species, such as elephants, monkeys, tilapia and carp, are severely threatened by the over-exploitation of forest resources, pollution of the waters by effluents from the surrounding towns, and manganese and uranium mining activities. While there is currently no specific management plan, the Site is protected by a number of national environmental laws and regulations.
- Last publication date:28-03-2017