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Deng Deng National Park- Dja Biosphere Reserve Conservation Corridor landscape

Deng Deng National Park- Dja Biosphere Reserve Conservation Corridor landscape

The Lebialem Highlands, located in Cameroon’s southwest, is a global biodiversity hotspot, a place long protected from development by its ruggedness and small human populations, though that is no longer true. This area is heavily influenced by drainage patterns and topographical features. It has been observed that the cross-border area is floristically diversed when compared to other forests in the Guineo-Congolian region (Terry et al, 2003). The Highlands stretch from the western flank of Mount Bamboutous across the Bamilike Plateau, and rise from near sea level in the Bechati area to 2,500 meters (more than 8,000 feet) in the Magha area in Bamumbu village. The Highlands’ dense, lush rainforests have been blessed by four flagship species, three of them primates: the Critically Endangered Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla deilhi) of which less than 300 remain in the wild; the Endangered Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes ellioti), the most threatened of chimp subspecies likely numbering fewer than 6,000 individuals; the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus); as well as the Vulnerable African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis). This area contains 84 % of known African primates, 68 % of known African passerine birds and 66 % of known African butterflies

Projects in Lebialem highlands by Departments

The Department of Conservation

Projects by the department of conservation in the lebiablem highlands
Conservation

The Department of Forestry

Projects by the department of Forestry in the lebiablem highlands
Forestry

The Department of Agriculture

Projects by the department of agriculture in the lebiablem highlands
Conservation