Parc national des Mangroves

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Parc national des Mangroves

  • Country: 
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Site number: 
    788
  • Area: 
    66,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    18-01-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    05°45'S 12°45'E
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Overview

Parc national des Mangroves. 18/01/96; Bas-Zaïre; 66,000 ha; 05°45'S 012°45'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 11 April 2000. Two plateaus bordered by swamplands along the Zaire River, including coastal and riverine waters, inland ponds, and swamps. Vegetation consists of wet grassland interspersed with forest savanna, grassland savanna, swamp and mangroves. The site supports important fish and crustacean reserves for local fisheries. Nine species of rare or endangered mammals occur, including the manatee; six bird and eight reptile species, including marine turtles, are at risk from habitat destruction. Human activities include fishing, the gathering of medicinal plants, and subsistence cropping.Threats include extensive fuelwood cutting, refinery pollution, and uncontrolled urban development. Ramsar site no. 788.

Administrative region: 
Bas-Zaïre

  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
  • Last publication date: 
    18-01-1996

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