Top five African world heritage sites in danger

Fredrick Ngugi November 30, 2017
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve in Ivory Coast. Photo credit: My World Shots

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Ivory Coast

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve lies on the borders between Ivory Coast, Guinea and Liberia. The mountain is covered by a thick forest and grassy mountain pastures at its feet. This nature reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including common species like chimpanzees, which use stones as tools, and viviparous toads.

The reserve covers about 17,540 ha, 12,540 ha of which are in Guinea and 5,000 ha in Ivory Coast. From an ecological point of view, the reserve is an outstanding site with spectacular views and landscapes. Unfortunately, it is now under constant threat of extinction due to continued human encroachment and climate change.


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