Parc National d’Azagny

Traversée Parc National d'Azagny
Traversée Parc National d'Azagny

Parc National d’Azagny

  • Country: 
    Côte d'Ivoire
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    19,400 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    05°12'N 04°52'W
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Azagny National Park is a peninsula located one hundred kilometers west of Abidjan. It includes various habitats, with a low plateau consisting of coastal and lagoon forest ecosystems, savannah, swamp and mangroves. The Site has had protected status since 1960, to the benefit of several endangered, vulnerable, rare or endemic species including forest elephant Loxodonta cyclotis, dwarf crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis, four turtle species and several primates, which occupy the park’s islands. The diverse waterbirds include numerous migratory species and several heron species in large concentrations. The swampy depressions and mangroves are important spawning and nursery sites for fish, and play a role in flood control and sediment trapping. Within the Site, only tourism, research, education (there is a conservation education programme) and cultural and spiritual activities are allowed, while outside the Site subsistence and commercial farming (of coffee, cacao, rubber, oil palm and coconut palm), fishing, exploitation of wood for construction and energy are the main activities. Poaching, bush fires, and invasive species are the main threats. There is a management plan, which includes measures to monitor key bird and plant species.

Administrative region: 
Région des Grands Ponts

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
  • National legal designation: 
    • domaine public - Parc National d’Azagny
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