Partie Camerounaise du Fleuve Ntem

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Partie Camerounaise du Fleuve Ntem

  • Country: 
    Cameroon
  • Site number: 
    2067
  • Area: 
    39,848 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-06-2012
  • Coordinates: 
    02°23'N 10°33'E
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Overview

Partie Camerounaise du fleuve Ntem. 05/06/12; South Region; 39,848 ha; 02°22'45"N 010°33'13"E. A permanent freshwater river surrounded by marshes, trees and shrubs. As part of the biogeographic region of three countries: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, this site is significantly rich in wildlife biodiversity. It supports over 80 species of large- and medium-sized mammals with 18 species of primates, 13 of which are considered threatened, including the endangered Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) as well as the critically endangered Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). 28 species of bats have been identified with 2 endemic species: Nycteris major and Hipposiderus curtus. It also supports 1,500 plant species as well as 249 fish species with 4 endemic species, and serves as spawning grounds for several migrating fish species from the Atlantic Ocean. It is a source of livelihood for the resident population who carry out subsistence fishing, agriculture and the harvesting of non-timber forest products. Ramsar Site no. 2067. Most recent RIS information 2012.

Administrative region: 
South Region

  • National legal designation: 
    • parc national
  • Last publication date: 
    05-06-2012

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