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Comoe National Park - Cote-D'ivoire

Map showing the location of Comoe National Park world heritage site in the Guinea woodlands of northern Ivory CoastIn Danger from 2003 to present

Area: 11,492 km2

Inscribed: 1983

Criteria: (ix) ecological processes; (x) biodiversity

Values: The largest national park in West Africa, this savanna-woodland park supports an enormous diversity of animals and plants in a large variety of habitats. Species lists include 1,200 plants, 155 mammals, 71 reptiles and 504 species of birds - almost as many as the entire United States (which has 650 bird species). The recent unrest in Côte d'Ivoire has had a very adverse effect on the site, with extensive poaching of wildlife and fires caused by poachers, over-grazing by large herds of cattle and the absence of effective management over two thirds of the Park. 

Other International Designations: MAB Biosphere Reserve


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Links: Google Earth | UNEP-WCMC Site Description | UNESCO Offical Website | Birdlife IBA

View across the Guinea woodlands typical of Comoe National Park world heritage site - Ivory CoastGallery forests and seasonal wetlands along the banks of the Comoe river contribute to exceptional levels of biological diversity in the Comoe National Park world heritage site of northern Ivory CoastLarge termitaria are a striking feature of the Comoe National Park world heritage site in the Guinea woodlands of northern Ivory CoastBuffalo populations in Comoe National Park world heritage site have been decimated by poaching associated with the recent civil conflict in Ivory Coast



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