Dja Faunal Reserve



CountryCameroon
UNESCO RegionAfrica
LocationProvinces du Sud et de l’Est (Départments: du Dja-et-LOBO pour la partie Ouest, du Haut-Nyong pour la partie Est)
CoordinatesN3 0 0 E13 0 0
Inscription Date1987
Property (ha)526,000
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
All ThreatsCommercial hunting
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsMining
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsForestry /wood production
All ThreatsLivestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsCrop production
All ThreatsFinancial resources
All ThreatsWater infrastructure
All ThreatsLand conversion
All ThreatsOil and gas
Unesco Reference Number407
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/407
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=407
DescriptionThis is one of the largest and best-protected rainforests in Africa, with 90% of its area left undisturbed. Almost completely surrounded by the Dja River, which forms a natural boundary, the reserve is especially noted for its biodiversity and a wide variety of primates. It contains 107 mammal species, five of which are threatened.
StatusWorld Heritage Site