Dja Faunal Reserve

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Dja Faunal Reserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Dja River and pirogue.JPG
Pirogue on the Dja River
Map showing the location of Dja Faunal Reserve
Map showing the location of Dja Faunal Reserve
Location Cameroon
Coordinates 3°0′N 13°0′E / 3.000°N 13.000°E / 3.000; 13.000Coordinates: 3°0′N 13°0′E / 3.000°N 13.000°E / 3.000; 13.000
Area 5,260 km²
Established 1950
Type: Natural
Criteria: ix, x
Designated: 1987 (11th session)
Reference No. 407
State Party:  Cameroon
Region: Africa

Dja Faunal Reserve, located in Cameroon, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1987. Causes of inscription include diversity of species present in the park, the presence of five threatened species, and lack of disturbance within the park. The boundary that secludes the reserve is the Dja River, which almost completely surrounds it. There are more than 1,500 known plant species in the reserve, over 107 mammals more than 320 bird species in the park. The Dja Faunal Reserve covers 5,260 square kilometres (2,030 sq mi).

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