La Forêt Classée et Réserve Partielle de Faune Comoé-Léraba
- Country:Burkina Faso
- Site number:1878
- Area:124,510 ha
- Designation date:07-10-2009
- Coordinates:09°50'N 04°40'W
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The Site, which is adjacent to the border with Côte d’Ivoire, is a transition zone between the savannah and rainforest, which is made up of permanent rivers and seasonal freshwater marshes, and also dense dry forests, shrubby savannah and grassland. The Site is part of the ecological block of Comoé-Léraba, which is composed of about ten protected areas in the Cascades region and forms, with the National Park of Comoé in Côte d’Ivoire, one larger ecological complex. The Site supports endangered species such as cheetah, elephant and lion, and various animals at critical life stages. The Site is important for groundwater replenishment, flood control, micro-climate stabilization, sediment and nutrient retention and export, and storm protection. It is used for hunting, tourism and fishing. While a management plan is available, the Site faces several challenges, including the illegal exploitation of protected areas, unsustainable harvesting and wood collection, poaching, and water pollution.
Région des Cascades
- National legal designation:
- Forêt classée et Réserve partielle de faune - Cascades
- Last publication date:27-03-2017
Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)
Additional reports and documents
- Site management plan
- Other published literature