Basse Casamance National Park

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Basse Casamance National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Basse Casamance National Park
Map showing the location of Basse Casamance National Park
Senegal
Location Ziguinchor
Nearest city Oussouye
Coordinates 12°23′45″N 16°35′40″W / 12.39583°N 16.59444°W / 12.39583; -16.59444Coordinates: 12°23′45″N 16°35′40″W / 12.39583°N 16.59444°W / 12.39583; -16.59444
Area 50 km²
Established 1970
http://www.environnement.gouv.sn

Basse Casamance National Park, located near Oussouye in Ziguinchor, is one of six national parks in Senegal. It is currently closed.

History[edit]

The park was created in 1970.

Characteristics[edit]

It encompasses an area of 5000 hectares.

The main biotopes are Guinean forests and savannah woodlands.

Fauna[edit]

There are 200 species of birds and 50 species of mammals, including African Forest Buffalo, leopard, Campbell's Mona Monkey, Prince Demidoff's Bushbaby, and Western Red Colobus.

Tourism[edit]

The site is located 20 kilometers from Cap Skirring Airport.

Because of the Casamance Conflict, the park, possibly mined, has been closed to visitors for several years.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • André-Roger Dupuy (January–March 1971). "Le Parc national de Basse-Casamance au Sénégal". Bulletin du Poste scientifique hors-Siège de l'UNESCO pour l'Afrique (in French) (Nairobi) VI (1): 23–27. 
  • André-Roger Dupuy (May–June 1971). "Le Parc national de Basse-Casamance, nouveau sanctuaire naturel de la République du Sénégal". Science et Nature (in French) (105): 16–21. 
  • André-Roger Dupuy (October 1971). "Le Parc national de Basse-Casamance". Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire. A (in French) (Sénégal). XXXIII (4): 1029–1036. ISSN 0018-9634. 
  • André-Roger Dupuy (January 1973). "Premier inventaire des mammifères du Parc national de Basse Casamance". Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire. A (in French) (Sénégal) XXXV (1): 186–197. ISSN 0018-9634. 
  • Jean Larivière; André-Roger Dupuy (1978). Sénégal : Ses parcs, ses animaux (in French). Paris: Fernand Nathan. p. 144. OCLC 461810927. 
  • Jacques Verschuren. "Les Parcs Nationaux, joyaux du Sénégal". Zoo (in French) 41 (4): 150–157. ISSN 0044-5029. 
  • Claude Marius (1979). Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire. A (in French) 41 (4): 669–691. ISSN 0018-9634. 

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