Afi River Forest Reserve
|Afi River Forest Reserve|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Cross River Gorilla, a critically endangered species
|Location||Cross River State, Nigeria|
The Afi River Forest Reserve is in Cross River State, Nigeria, and covers 312 square kilometres (120 sq mi). It is one of the largest forest blocks remaining in the state other than the Cross River National Park. The reserve lies between the Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary and Mbe Mountains Community Forest, both of which are home to Cross River Gorillas, and forms a corridor between the two. A 2008 report noted that increasing levels of logging, farming and hunting were placing the gorillas under threat.
- "Important Forest Corridor for Gorillas under Threat". Gorilla Journal 37. December 2008. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
- Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary
- Update on Nigeria: Recent Work by the Wildlife Conservation Society
- World Conservation Society: Nigeria
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