Dja Faunal Reserve

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
State of Conservation Report
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