Kangari Hills Forest Reserve

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Kangari Hills Forest Reserve
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Kangari Hills Forest Reserve
Map showing the location of Kangari Hills Forest Reserve
Location Sierra Leone
Coordinates 8°23′54″N 11°36′58″W / 8.39834°N 11.61598°W / 8.39834; -11.61598Coordinates: 8°23′54″N 11°36′58″W / 8.39834°N 11.61598°W / 8.39834; -11.61598
Area 85.73 km2 (33.10 sq mi)
Established 1924

Kangari Hills Forest Reserve is a non-hunting forest reserve in the centre of Sierra Leone. The area became a forest reserve in 1924. Lying between 200 and 500 metres above sea level, the reserve has an area of 8,573 hectares (85.73 km²), although parts of it area have been encroached upon by farming and mining.[1] The Reserve is one of the few places in Sierra Leone where the endangered forest elephant survives.[2]

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  1. ^ World Database on Protected Areas: Site Information, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, retrieved on 9 November 2007
  2. ^ Eco-Tourism, Sierra Leone National Tourist Board, retrieved on 9 November 2007