Bamenda Highlands

The Bamenda Highlands lies in the western highlands of Cameroon which consist of a chain of volcanic mountains. These highlands contain the largest remaining patches of afromontane forest in West Africa. There are about 8 protected areas in the region: Kagwene Wildlife Sanctuary, Bali Ngemba Native administration Forest Reserve, Bafut Ngemba Native Administration Forest Reserve, Mt Oku Plant life Sanctuary, Mbi Crater, Mbembe Forest Reserve, Nkom-Wum Native Administration Forest Reserve, and Kimbi-Fungom National Park. These areas are mixed forest and savannah grasslands with some of the highest levels of endemism in the Western Highlands. This area is a biodiversity hotspot of global significance that supports a high diversity of animal and plant species, large numbers with restricted ranges, and many of which are threatened. Some of these threatened species include the Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla deihli), the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes elioti), the drill monkey (Mandrillus leucophaeus) and the Preuss’s guenon monkey (Cercopithecus preussi). These areas also contain a large number of insects, plants, reptiles and amphibians, small mammals and many bird species.


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Projects in Lebialem highlands by Departments

The Department of Conservation

Projects by the department of conservation in the lebiablem highlands

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The Department of Forestry

Projects by the department of Forestry in the lebiablem highlands

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The Department of Agriculture

Projects by the department of agriculture in the lebiablem highlands

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