George Amahnui

George Amahnui

Dja is one of the last Cameroonian wilderness forest ecosystems to be barely disturbed by man. This pristine state requires full protection.

The Dja Biosphere Reserve is located in the East and South Regions of Cameroon is classified among the largest protected areas of the Guinea-Congolian tropical rain forests. Its transitional climate, floristic diversity and borderline location has resulted in the persistence of a rich, often rare, vertebrate fauna. Among the flora are 43 tree species, many of them towering to great heights that can extend to sixty metres. The area has a wide range of primate species including western lowland gorilla and western chimpanzee. Other primates include putty-nosed monkey, moustached monkey, crowned monkey, southern talapoin monkey, white-collared mangabey, golden-bellied mangabey, black mangabey, angola colobus, drill, mandrill, potto, and the lemuroid Demidoff's dwarf bush baby.

Africa's Bio Voice for Cameroon George Amahnui unveils the priceless biodoversity of Dja Faunal Reserve. This serves as a reminder of what restored forest ecosystems look like and how invaluable their ecosystem services are.

Other mammals include African elephant, estimated in 1995 to number about 1,150 (ECOFAC Cameroun, 1998), giant pangolin, warthog, giant forest hog and western bongo and African forest buffalo. A 1993 inventory of the avifauna recorded 349 resident species and some 80 more or less regular migrants. They include Bates's weaver, which is endemic to southern Cameroon and the grey-necked rock fowl. The African grey parrot found in the reserve is threatened, being a target of the wildlife trade. Reptiles include python, lizard and two species of crocodile, one being the African long-snouted crocodile. 60 species of fish are known, only one being endemic, the Dja river catfish.

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